Holocaust DS title is “to educate”, says Bernard

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 10 March 2008 13:40 GMT

Speaking here, Luc Bernard, developer of DS title Imagination is the Only Escape, has defended the game’s setting saying its aim to to educate children about the Holocaust.

“It’s to educate children about awareness and racism,” he said. “There won’t be any violent scenes, the bottom screen just displays the reality of what happened – you can find that information in books.

“I hate World War II shooters. I think they are sick and disgusting. The war is not a game. That is why I did this title, to show kids what really happened during the war.”

News emerged this morning that Nintendo has no plans to publish the game in either the US or Europe, although Bernard is hopeful of an eventual release.

“Why can a game like Manhunt go on sale when it’s a murdering simulation, and a game like Imagination is the Only Escape – which has no violence and is about a young child trying to escape the horrors of war with his imagination – be banned? Tell me isn’t that messed up,” he said.

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