Fit or Fat? Live or Die?

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Those are the stakes outlined by Fatworld, ITVS‘s latest educational video game, which launched this week. The free game (download required) uses whimsical, bloating Mii-esque characters to illustrate the serious, complicated relationship “between nutrition and factors like budgets, the physical world, subsidies and regulations.” Players choose their own starting weights and health issues and have to create menus, exercise (or not) and run a restaurant. Fatworld is the latest “serious game” from ITVS, which last spring asked webizens to imagine a world without oil in, um, World Without Oil.