The adverse effects of texting while driving should be readily apparent. It’s not like smoking where you could get cancer years down the line. You literally cannot pay attention to what’s around you the instant you start to use your mobile device. Which kinda makes Text And Drive pointless; at best it down plays just how bad things can get. To make things worse, the game is fun to play.
Made by Albert Lai, Text And Drive: Friendship Never Dies is a browser game where you do just that: text and drive. Both the driving and the texting mechanics are simple, but combine that with reading the exchanges between your character and her friend and you really will lose track of your surroundings. You can watch the demo video by YouTuber Mike Rose below. But if you’re going to play the game I suggest you stop watching the video before the 4:20 mark and just get on it with it. Note that the game uses adult language.
Compared to most games that reward us for killing other people, I guess a game trains you to be good at texting while driving isn’t as bad. You can play Text And Drive for free, though it requires the Unity Web Player to run. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a car to send and a message to drive.
[via Rock, Paper, Shotgun]