|The Holocaust video game|
A video game about surviving the Holocaust will be released shortly, despite the fact that it was rejected by gaming giant Nintendo.
A game developer, who in 2008 created a video game based on the Holocaust that was rejected by Nintendo, said he will raise money online and launch the game for smartphone users, early next year.
Luc Bernard, 26, designed a game called "Imagination is the only way out". The game is about a Jewish boy named Samuel, who is in France in 1942 hiding in the forest. He creates a fantasy world in order to escape deportation to death camps.
“Most of the game takes place in the fantasy world of Samuel, and whenever reality hits, somehow it just slaps you in the face," Bernard said.
Bernard's mother is Jewish, and his British grandmother took care of Jewish orphans after the war.
Nintendo originally rejected the game, considering it unfit for children, but the goal of the game was to inspire children to learn about the Holocaust, Bernard said.
That is why he decided to do it on his own.