UNEP enters the world of online gaming
KENYA: United Nations Ozone Secretariat is to enter the world of computer gaming with an innovative educational platform with refrigerants in a leading role.
Reset Earth is described as an innovative educational platform for adolescents about the fundamental role of the ozone layer in protecting the planet.
The platform launches on World Education Day, January 24, with an original animation film that explores options for collective positive action. The film’s plot continues in a challenging mobile game for Android and IOS, being launched on February 10th.
Meg Seki, acting executive secretary of the Ozone Secretariat, said: “The protection of the ozone layer cannot be considered a done deal. It must be a continuous effort by us and by future generations. If our children learn about the grim consequences of a ruined ozone layer, they will act to keep it only as part of a fantasy game.”
Reset Earth is part of a year-long education initiative by the Secretariat to raise awareness and inspire action among adolescents and parents about global ozone protection.
The animation film is set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic world in 2084, where the ozone layer has been completely ruined and human life is under threat from an unstoppable virus called The Grow. It is the story of three teenagers who team up in an epic time-travel adventure to save the planet and what’s left of human life. Their mission is to find out what caused the The Grow. They travel back to critical historical moments in the story of the ozone layer, essential to stopping the virus, and learning as they go about the fundamental role it plays in protecting the health wellbeing of the planet. To save the ozone layer, they must jump back in time to ensure the signing of the Montreal Protocol agreement.
The Reset Earth mobile game is a single player platform game, combining a retro graphics style and hand-drawn artwork and aligned with the film’s storyline. Players – whether adolescent gamers or their parents – switch between characters through four levels of the game. Through unlocking puzzles, players learn about environmental history and the science of protecting the planet.