Sofia Development Association announced the official public launch of the game Hate Out!, created within the LEAD - Online project.
Hate Out! is an online role-playing game that will help players better understand hate speech online. The game shows realistic hate speech scenarios using simple graphics.
The player assumes the role of a community builder in the form of a robot who witnesses various instances of online hate speech in which members of his small, simulated community are victims targeted by the online hate speech monster and are required to react according to their beliefs.
Depending on the player's reactions, in each scenario the community bonds may gradually become stronger, or the community may split and incite hostility. Reactions that allow hate speech to flourish will cause the hate speech monster to grow and the community builder to begin to deteriorate, while reactions that promote respect and free speech will have the opposite effect.
The game is suitable for young people in the school stage, as well as for trainers and educators working with young people, representatives of the NGO and media sector and citizens.
If you want to test your reactions to hate speech, play Hate Out! here. The rules of the game and more information on how to play can be found here.
The LEAD-Online project is со-funded by the CERV programme of the European Commission.