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THE GAME

Welcome to HATE HUNTERS, the new mobile game we developed in GameD - a free game that blends old-school arcade aesthetics with a mission to tackle online hate. 

 

Our dedicated team has poured their passion and knowledge into this project. They include young people from all over Europe who co-created the game as well as renowned experts on hate speech, extremism, youth work and serious game development.

 

Below, we share with you what HATE HUNTERS is all about. But if you want to try it out already, we fully understand: 

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BRIDGING ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATION

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Welcome to the world of HATE HUNTERS! Beyond the realm of traditional gaming, this immersive game tackles real-world challenges like hate speech and online extremism like no other. Whilst having fun playing this jump 'n' run game and fighting the spread of hate in BitCity, the player becomes increasingly aware of the larger problem and HATE HUNTERS transforms into a catalyst for insightful conversations and impactful learning. It's not just a game; it's a journey towards understanding, connection, and positive change. Welcome to a new gaming experience!

Gameplay: Becoming a Hate Hunter

In HATE HUNTERS, you take on the role of a protector of BitCity, a virtual world inhabited by Bitizens, its innocent inhabitants. Here is what you can expect when you dive into the game:

  1. Online Raid Announcement: Your journey kicks off with an online raid announcement that thrusts you into action. Following a live chat, a distressed Bitizen reaches out for your help, setting the stage for your adventure.

  2. Explore BitCity: Immerse yourself in the captivating virtual realm of BitCity, a city on the brink of darkness. Experience its unique neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct character.

  3. Battle Against Hate: Your primary mission as a Hate Hunter is to shield Bitizens from the malevolent monsters plaguing the city. Such as the Toxicaters: These venomous creatures personify the corrosive nature of online hate. Engage in battles as they unleash acidic attacks. Crawlers: Swift and elusive, Crawlers navigate the city, leaving hateful marks in their wake. Beware, for they are as elusive as they are dangerous. Last Toxicater: The ultimate adversary, the Last Toxicater, awaits you at the final level, testing your skills and courage against the embodiment of hate itself.

  4. Symbols of Hate - Hate Tracks: The menacing monsters spawn symbols and graffiti referred to as 'Hate Tracks' across BitCity. These symbols infect Bitizens, making them fall ill or lose consciousness.

  5. Your Task: To counteract the negative effects of hate tracks, you must locate and cover them with stickers. It's a race against time as you navigate the city's streets, alleys, and hidden corners to safeguard the innocent.

  6. Customization and Upgrades: Equip yourself with an array of stickers, each offering unique abilities to assist you in your quest. Customize your character, advance through levels, and earn rewards as you become a legendary Hate Hunter.

 

Educational Value for a Brighter Future

 HATE HUNTERS is not just a game; it's a powerful educational tool developed alongside experts on hate speech and extremism. During the game, information on hate speech in the real world is provided, including where to get support. Educational material for youth workers, educators and others working with children between the age of 12 and 18 is available to encourage discussions and critical thinking on these issues. Check it out and download it here (currently only available in German - we are working on it). 

Funded by the European Union

We are proud that HATE HUNTERS received funding from the European Union. Together, we are dedicated to combating online hate and promoting tolerance across Europe.

Join the Fight for BitCity

HATE HUNTERS offers an engaging gaming experience and an opportunity to make a difference.

 

Play the game, engage in meaningful discussions, and help cleanse BitCity from the grip of hate. 

Are you ready to become a Hate Hunter and defend BitCity while enjoying a touch of classic arcade gaming?

 

Download the game on your mobile device now:

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