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Published: 06 Dec 2011 10:00AM (Singapore)
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“Choozing” life the fun way
Go on an adventure with “iChoozeLife”, an anti-drug simulation iPhone game application launched by the Central Narcotics Bureau as part of their preventive drug education efforts.
 
By Abigail Chua Si Yi

Nowadays, teenagers face many challenges and pressures during their growing-up years, and decisions have to be made all the time.

Some decisions will result in life-changing events including falling into the wrong crowd and taking drugs.

To help hone their skills in making the right choices, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) created the anti-drug iPhone game application “iChoozeLife”.

Launched on 21st November 2011 by the Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Mr Masagos Zulkifli, this game application took about two months and a series of trials to develop.

Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Mr Masagos Zulkifli (right), with Director of CNB, Mr Ng Boon Gay (left), at the launch of the iPhone game application. PHOTO: Chen Shuyi

Life is indeed an adventure in “iChoozeLife”, the anti-drug iPhone game application.

Players can understand the consequences that come with making the wrong choices in life and along the way, learn about drugs and its harmful effects.

To begin, one can create and customise their own avatar.

The game allows one to customise themselves and create their own avatar. GRAPHIC: CNB

Each player enters a simulated world where their avatar gets to do certain activities and encounter situations where it has to make decisions.

The decisions made will impact the outcome of your character in the game. GRAPHIC: CNB

These activities and situations are similar to what some people would encounter in the real world such as going for tuition, shopping, dancing and more.

Gamers can strike a good balance among them through engaging their avatar in healthy activities such as Eating, Bathing or Sleeping to improve the Health status.

For each status, there are three activities that players can do to improve them. GRAPHIC: CNB

Each activity in iChoozeLife has to be completed within a specified duration, so players have to be patient or points won’t be awarded!

The game also allows gamers to carry out some of the activities with friends.

Gamers can invite and play with their friends by connecting to Facebook. GRAPHIC: CNB

In conjunction with the launch, CNB will be running two contests on Life Does Not Rewind Facebook fan page from 21st November to 3rd Jan 2012.

Check out the details of the contest below.


 

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