Save the Children, the world’s leading independent organization for children, has teamed up with international developer of iOS and Android-based entertainment and edutainment applications, Good Game Productions, to launch an all new charity-focused game, Sustainaville. You can watch the announcement trailer for the game below.
Developed for mobile, PC and Mac, Sustainaville gives players the unique opportunity to confront challenges similar to those faced by aid workers – and the communities they help – in the real world every day. This could include anything from providing food and healthcare for families so that their children can stay healthy and concentrate at school each day, to ensuring stable water supplies for communities and making sure those living in areas prone to disaster are well-prepared for natural hazards like earthquakes and hurricanes.
Similar to purchasing in-game content for other games, Sustainaville players can utilize a unique “donation platform” to donate money directly to Save the Children and, in return, receive in-game currency and rewards like special characters. Around the world, Save the Children works to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Paul Ronalds, CEO of Save the Children in Australia, which is leading the project, has said that he hopes the game will adequately show people what it’s like to be an aid worker.
“No game can adequately convey the effort and dedication embodied by Save the Children’s aid workers, some of whom have risked their lives to help children in need. But it is our hope that through Sustainaville, players will gain a better appreciation for the challenges that aid workers face and, in their own way, work towards a better future for all children.”
An official description of Save the Children says:
“Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. We work hard to protect children from harm and help them access quality education and health services. With more than 90 years working with children, we are at the forefront of saving children’s lives when disasters strike and create lasting change for children and their families through our long-term development programs.”
Sustainaville is currently set to enter its closed beta for PC, Mac, iOS and Android.