BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the weeks since the House passed H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, claims, figures, and statistics have been passed off as facts or lies depending on who you ask, as people struggle to educate themselves on the U.S. health care industry. Now, iPhone users can gauge their knowledge of health care reform with the launch of Death Panel, a free iPhone and iPod Touch game from People Operating Technology. The game is 100% non-political, non-partisan and incorporates third-party facts into game play via a quiz-like interface.
Death Panel is the first and only iPhone game that incorporates fun and interactive game play backed by third-party government-documented data. When the game is over, users are encouraged to share their scores online with friends via Facebook and Twitter in hopes of driving awareness and comprehension to the most important social and economic issue today.
"Mobile technology provides a fascinating medium though which businesses and other organizations can gain mindshare,” said Jason Petralia, co-founder of People Operating Technology. “We made Death Panel to shed some light on a hot topic in a compelling way.”
According to US Census, last year saw the number of uninsured increase to 46.3 million from 45.7 million in 2007. The percentage and number of children under 18 without health insurance were 9.9 percent and 7.3 million. The uninsured rate and the number of uninsured for children are the lowest since 1987.
In order to educate users to these facts, Death Panel puts users in the role of their local office holder. To build a strong constituency and progress in the game, the user must stand on a virtual platform and answer questions correctly about health care from an anxious public.
Death Panel also features an integrated Geo-locational roster of real-life congressional “players,” indicating state, political affiliation and enumerating funds received from lobbyists.
Incorporating hundreds of questions about health care reform, Death Panel also features:
Information and data for Death Panel is collected and from WhiteHouse.gov, StateHealthFacts.org, the NCHC.org, and FactCheck.org.
About People Operating Technology
Founded in 2009, people operating technology is a premier publishing house devoted exclusively to creating iPhone | iTouch applications. people operating technology draws on a global pool of developer talent to create, develop, polish and promote mobile applications in gaming, social networking, utilities and more. The company currently has several other applications available for download, including Wildfire Fighter, Kero the Frog, the Fun Time series, AudioPeople, and the best gag entertainment of 2009 Blockdrop iCon Trick. For more information on people operating technology, please visit www.peopleoperatingtechnology.com.