SPARX – The Video Game For Depression – Is On The Way [VIDEO]
Last year we had a look at SPARX, a video game designed to help treat depression and anxiety in teenage kids, that was proven in a clinical trial by researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. The study showed that the 3D animated fantasy game was more effective than face-to-face therapy. Now the game has taken a big step forward by becoming the flagship product of LinkedWellness, a Baltimore-based healthcare startup intent on bringing e-therapies to market. LinkedWellness has exclusively licensed SPARX for use in the USA and Canada.
According to Hamish McKenzie, pandodaily.com …
Sparx will launch in a couple of months as a cross-platform game built on the Unity 3D gaming engine. Users will be able to play the game online at any time in a Web browser. To do so, they’ll pay a monthly subscription of somewhere between $20 and $30. (Source)
If you are interested in the game and want to know when it comes available you can join the email list at LinkedWellness.