We were approached by the Flamman Ungdomarnas Hus in Malmö funded by the Heritage Fund to help them with a serious game app that addresses the huge problem of online gambling addiction. In the realm of serious games, like many types of addiction, online gambling is sinister and life-altering.
The High Stakes App project delivers strong value to individuals and the community. With over 100,000 Swedish citizens every year falling into the cycle of online gambling addiction, it is important to have avenues to help alleviate this trend.
Youth are particularly vulnerable. The game app helps curb gambling habits, provide messaging support and create short-circuit triggers / rewards that encourage them to stay on course. By no means is it an end-all or be-all solution but a step in the right direction.