The Asperger's Syndrome is a disorder still unknown by a large part of the population. During the last years there have been many campaigns to try to raise awareness and normalize this condition, however, the best way to reach the public is through interaction, and that is what Gametopia was looking for, together with Autismo Burgos and the Orange Foundation when they published the video game The Journey of Elisa two years ago.

Asperger's Syndrome is a disorder within Autism that affects 3 out of every 1,000 children. They often have difficulties interacting with others, understanding between lines and having obsessive interests on a particular topic. This disorder is behind many cases of school problems and Bullying.

To celebrate World Asperger's Day, Gametopia, with the support of Autismo Burgos, launches the Asperger and you initiative, where they want people with Asperger, or their relatives, to tell anecdotes and situations of their day to day to give them visibility.

They can be related to video games, but also to everyday situations in which they have to deal with their difficulties. These stories will be published on the website of The Journey of Elisa illustrated with pixel art so that they can be shared and viralized so that they reach the widest possible audience. They can send their stories through:

In addition, an important update of The Journey of Elisa is published, a free video game for iOS and Android, which helps to better understand the characteristics and needs of people with Asperger's Syndrome. The gameplay has been improved so that users can enjoy the best experience through a SciFi story where they can overcome the challenges Elisa faces.

Since its launch, more than 10,000 downloads and more than 800 queries have been made to the teaching material for teachers.

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Daniel González

Daniel González

Screenwriter, video game designer and CEO of Gametopia. Creative in the advertising agency Flas Marketing and professor of write and game design in the Master of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

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