The latest in educational games has fallen and it’s s – – t.
A new Japanese app called Unkore aims to teach players life-saving measures for digestive health by animating gut bacteria as attractive anime characters.
The video game website Kotaku explained that “Unkore” is a purse for unko, which means “poop” and Koreaor “collection”.
Developed as part of a public health campaign in Japan, where colorectal cancer is on the rise, the free game is set in the fictional kingdom of Untopia, which players must defend with anthropomorphic intestinal bacteria.
The cheeky app also encourages consumers to record details of their own bowel movements, such as color, shape and frequency ̵
The project was started by gastrointestinal surgeon Yousuke Ishii, who is also president of the Japanese Unko Society.
To raise awareness of gut health, the smart doctor decided to push the “poop” after learning unko is one of the most commonly used words on Japanese social media, he told the Japan Times earlier, to the popular opaywhich means “tits”.