United Nations has released the Reset Earth mobile game for Android and iOS with an important message. It is set in the year 2084 when the world has become a dystopian post-apocalyptic place, where a virus has reduced life expectancy to less than 30 years. Sounds pretty scary, eh? However, there’s a very tiny sliver of hope. Three teenagers named Knox, Sagan and Terran try to go back in time through an immersive journey to find the cure for Grow. The game is full of messages trying to tell players about the importance of protecting the Ozone Layer and working together to prevent such an apocalypse from happening in the first place.
The game was developed by Rooftop for the Ozone Secretariat of the United Nations Environment Programme.
Reset Earth Short Film
Earlier this year, the United Nations Environment Programme had also released a short film featuring the same teenage characters and sending out important messages through animation. You might be wondering why the UN is doing this? They want to spread more awareness among gamers and the people from “Gen Z”, a name given to today’s teenagers. Looks like it’s working! The video became a hit and generated millions of views on a bunch of different social media platforms. Even better, an overwhelming majority of its viewers were teenagers.
Go back to key moments in history to Reset Earth!
Talking about the game itself, it features hand-drawn and retro graphics and there are four gameplay stages, each of which takes players back to a key moment in history. You can unlock the three main characters and they all have unique special powers.
The trailers for the series and game manage to send out a very clear and scary message. But the game itself tells us that there’s time to change. That’s some food for thought, isn’t it?
That being said, the game is out for Android and iOS! You can check out download links along with more about the game and game resources over here.
What do you think about the Reset Earth mobile game, an initiative taken by the UN to raise awareness for protecting the ozone layer? Do let us know in the comments below!