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Not all heroes have to be aliens with a list of super
powers. Some tackle everyday problems such as the
reality of bullying.
The Adventures of Rubberkid is a FREE Adobe Flash game looking
to raise awareness about how terrible bullying can be. Rubberkid is
a regular kid who was tired of being bullied. To stand up to the
bullies, Rubberkid created a suit of rubber bands to bounce the
insults they hurl right back at them!
The goal of the game is to show the player the consequences of
bullying. The levels can be selected in any order and each focuses
on helping a particular child (or children). Once the player helps
those in need, they are shown the effects bullying can
have. The results show what would have happened to the
child had the bullies continued, but they also give the player hope
by showing what each accomplishes in their life since you stood up
The game is great tool for children and adults of all ages and
has the following features:
*A new game from Charles Jackson, creator of When Asteroids
Attack and Ellie’s Clubhouse!
*Nine levels of gameplay, featuring three different game
*Players can print out a certificate pledge as reminder to not
bully others, but to also speak up when others are bullied. The
certificate will even have the player’s name on it!
*Those interested can pay what they want for Rubberkid,
including nothing at all! This allows schools and
libraries easy access to this fun and educational program!
*Story segments for each character allow the player to see the
effects of bullying first-hand. Seeing what each
character accomplishes will encourage the player to speak up when
they or someone else is being bullied.
*Vivid, colorful graphics and characters from The
In order to extend the reach of the game as far as possible, The
Adventures of Rubberkid current has an active Kickstarter
campaign. With the funding, the game will be translated
into Spanish and French, feature cyberbullying content, be
supplemented with additional materials such as a children’s
book or a comic book and more. The Adventures of
Rubberkid Kickstarter can be found at
Help support this educational game and earn some perks as
The game is currently a work in progress, but anyone is able to
access an incomplete build to sample the game. The Adventures of
Rubberkid demo can be accessed at