Yes, you’re reading that right.
I figured we have enough bad news all the time that when I see a good story, I want to repeat it and shout it from the rooftops.
A 15 year old girl went missing, and police did everything they could to find her, including Officer Strebel of the NYPD 19th Precinct going into online video games she played and trying to find her via her username in chats.
The girl logged on, he chatted with her, she was found, came home safe and sound.
Great work by police in figuring this out, and wonderful that video games could be used for some good.
A real picture of the officer and some of the chat which was displayed by the NYPD 19th Precinct on their twitter:
And in other good news, Flying Sparks is fully funded and is easily going to hit its first stretch goal for extra content through the chapter covers. You can get us there easily by backing this fantastic indie comic today.