HalluciFear: Educational Game About Drug Addiction

  • Peeraya SripianEmail author
  • Ratchadawan Nimnual
  • Thammarat Hemathugsin
  • Kanokporn Fongranon
Part of the Translational Systems Sciences book series (TSS, volume 18)


In Thailand, drug abuse is perceived as the number one social problem, ranked by the Thai population. Adolescent drug abuse, although decreased in total number, surprisingly increased among younger youths compared to before. This work presents “HalluciFear,” an educational 3D horror game with the first-person view that relates drugs’ side effect with fear. The game imitates vision effect resulting from lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) substance abuse. The targeted players are Thai people ages 13 or above, the ages that are believed to be in a high risk of becoming victims of drug abuse. Upon evaluation of the game, the authors used a satisfactory survey for regular players and game content survey for specialists. The evaluation result showed the average game quality, and overall user’s satisfaction was good with the averages of 4.16 and 3.91, respectively.


3D game Drug abuse prevention Educational game LSD Horror game 



We thank our anonymous participants for playing and evaluating our game. We sincerely thank the anonymous reviewers for their careful reading of our manuscript and their helpful comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peeraya Sripian
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ratchadawan Nimnual
    • 2
  • Thammarat Hemathugsin
    • 2
  • Kanokporn Fongranon
    • 2
  1. 1.Shibaura Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.King Mongkut’s University of Technology ThonburiBangkokThailand

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