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EU supports programmes in Armenia, such as “Next Generation: Anti-Corruption Game and Cartoon” dedicated to engaging 12-18 year olds in the fight against the many forms of corruption through an engaging mobile game, as well as to giving talented recent graduates the opportunity to apply their skills to their first “real world” project.
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Implementing organisations: TUMO Center for Creative Technologies
Duration: 24 months | January 2016 – December 2017
Vardan Kemechechyan, the Lead Game Developer says,
“Tales of Neto” game was designed to talk directly to and exactly like its target audience, and children, of course, see everything differently or simply better, with more hope.”
“The adults accept corruption as something inevitable. We’ve tried to encourage children’s active participation in creating change,” Vardan says. “We’ve set the game up, so the protagonist, Sevan, is in the same position as the children: he isn’t himself involved in any corrupt schemes, but he sees the impact of corruption all around him and on him. He isn’t a direct participant, but he tries to solve those issues. The game starts with Sevan fishing in a contaminated pond, and while trying to solve one problem he encounters bigger and more complex problems, finding out how intertwined and ever-changing corruption is.”