Called “Meet on the Second Line” (相约2号线), the game is meant to teach people safety tips for riding the subway. To start playing, you choose from five kinds of passengers – white-collar worker, student, teacher, police and… LAOWAI! That’s right, they’re their own type of subway passenger with supposedly different habits from the rest of the populace. Let me guess… their special skill is that they actually wait for people to get off before getting on the train?
The game starts at Xu Jing East subway station and ends when the first person reaches the Pudong Airport subway station. There are 80 cards to choose from describing various subway situations – we wonder if “thief running on top of train, causing hour-long slowdown” will be in it!
The game will be distributed to people living along Line 2, though apparently stand-alone and online versions are also in the works.