- The game aims to promote condom use as the main method to prevent HIV transmission, and the concept of antiretroviral therapy at preventive level.
- On May 4th a launch party will be presented by Jesús Vázquez and supported by the former footballer Carles Puyol, the actor Carles Sans, and the TV producer Toni Cruz.
- Some of the launch party attendees are; Ferran Adrià, Vanesa Lorenzo, Mag Lari, Dani de la Orden, Bruno Oro, Bibiana Ballbè, Nil Cardoner, Natália Sanchez, Ventura Pons, Marc Clotet and Aina Clotet.
Epidemia The Game is the first €0.99 mobile game application for iOS and Android that spreads awareness on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases to a worldwide audience. Epidemia The Game is a notforprofit initiative that aims to fund AIDS research.
In the game, the player controls a cannonlike puppet that shoots bubbles to defeat a wave of HIV and STDs viruses. The puppet must seize pills for protection and dodge the virus debris and other harmful items that appear along the game.
Epidemia the Game is pioneering the way biomedical research foundations fundraise. It sets informal scenery in which the use of condoms and antiretroviral treatment are encouraged to prevent HIV infection. Moreover, it contributes to advance in the HIV vaccine research.
The main character of Epidemia the game takes two different shapes in order to comply with both iOs Store and Google Play policies.
Pitu is the puppet for Google Play. It is a cannonlike puppet that shots condoms to fight the virus. Tupi is the puppet for the iOS Store. It is Pitu’s cousin and shoots bubbles to fight the virus.
Power ups and other articles are for sale at the Epidemia Store, available in both Android and iOs version of Epidemia The Game. At the store the player will find extra ammunition and custom items such as Mohawks, arms, skirts, tattoos, sunglasses, and more.
Epidemia The Game will be unveiled at el Palauet de Barcelona (113 Passeig de Gracia) on May 4th 2015 at 20.30h. Over 150 wellknown artists, athletes, and performers that are heavy users of social networks will assist to the game launch. The party will be presented by Jesus Vazquez and sponsored by Carles Puyol, Carles Sans, and Toni Cruz. During the event they will ask the guests to spread Epidemia the game among their social media followers, turning the game hashtag into a trending topic.