Simple Video Game Simulates What It’s Like To Have Alzheimers

Simple Video Game Simulates What It’s Like To Have Alzheimers
technology

ALZ is a web game that depicts the crippling terror of the degenerative disease.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 21 april 2014

ALZ is a simple web game that lets players go through the daily life of a person with Alzheimer’s.

The object of the game is pretty simple. Players control a pink faceless man as he goes from place to place and encounters unfamiliar objects and people. The scenes shift and change, and the objects and people the man is faced with are depicted in shifting shapes and colors. In specific points players are prompted to press the space bar, which reveals the man’s thoughts and feelings. He asks questions like “What is it for?”, “Why is it even here?” and “Who was that?”.

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