New Facebook game helps save gorillas
Monday 15 August 2011
The trend for social networking games with positive real world environmental impacts continues with the recently released gorilla saving game
My Conservation Park.
Despite being released by developer Good World Games in early June, the new Facebook game only began attracting media buzz in early August after blog post by the developers.
The real world benefits of the game come in game purchases, 15 percent of which the developers pledge to donate to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, WildAid and three more undisclosed conservation organizations to help preserve a variety of wildlife - principally gorillas.
The game revolves around players trying to protect an endangered animal from environmental and human threats while at the same time adding native flora and fauna to the area in an effort to create a sustainable habitat.
The development of social networking games with positive real world environmental benefits is a growing trend, other examples of which include eMission, in which players have to maintain a costal habitat, gaining in-game rewards for real world environmental actions, and Ecotopia, the developers of which recently pledged to plant 25,000 trees in Brazil if players did the same in the game.
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