Greenpeace, the international organization set on protecting the planet from ourselves, has released an iPhone game called Green Jump that is meant to be fun and educational. Here’s the pitch, “Gameplay consists of guiding the figure, called Greenie, away from the rising air pollution by jumping from cloud to cloud”, all while getting informational tips on how you can save the environment.
Being fairly green myself (I recycle!), getting the green message across is important. I’m just not so sure what the message is here. While Captain Planet and his team of kids with rings fought the polluters head on, Greenie of Green Jump tries to escape the pollution by jumping from cloud to cloud, Doodle Jump style. Maybe Greenpeace is ending their head on approach to ending pollution and is planning to escape the pollution by jumping to space. If so, I’m in.
Regardless of my personal green hero preference, Green Jump is live in the app store for a cheap 99 cents. Pick it up if you want to support Greenpeace… or just like jumping games, I’m sure they don’t care why they get their money.
Note to Greenpeace: For your next game, make a superhero and have him (or her) battle evil British oil companies. That’s a game that I would buy.