The United Nations Environment Programme has released Reset Earth on iOS and Android devices, following the short film last month.
Reset Earth is an educational game about the ozone layer. It aims to teach children and adolescents about the importance of it and the role it plays in protecting the planet from extreme environmental harm.
As for the gameplay itself, it’s a platformer that also has puzzle elements where you switch between different characters to utilise their unique abilities across four different levels. The game combines hand-drawn art with a retro-style gameplay to achieve this, and each level explores a different aspect of the impact of climate change and fundamental role of the ozone layer. It’s only by solving puzzles can you progress through the game, learning about the earth’s ecological history and the science of protecting it.
What does it take to protect the planet?— UN Environment Programme (@UNEP) February 10, 2021
A new mobile game challenges players to race through time to find a way to protect the ozone layer & change the future for good.
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“The protection of the ozone layer cannot be considered a done deal,” said Meg Seki from the Ozone Secretariat at the announcement of the project last month. “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 through a fantasy cartoon and game app, they will be aware of its importance and protect it.”
Reset Earth began as a short film released last month as an animation which explored collective positive action. The plot of the film continues in interactive form with the release of Reset Earth the mobile game on iOS and Android.