Everyone loves a free iOS game, and when the aim of the game is to promote awareness of a worthy cause, it’s even better. To mark International Disaster Day, which is today, Australian independent children’s charity Save the Children has released Earthquake Response – which it claims is the world’s first disaster response game for iOS.
The app is “a fast-paced and interactive game about saving lives in an earthquake response”, according to Save the Children’s director of emergency response Mike Penrose. The gamer assumes the role of a Save the Children worker to help in the aftermath of an earthquake, delivering supplies and aid to those most in need to save the lives of children and their families. The pressure is on: if people don’t receive the necessary food, water and shelter in time, lives will be lost.
The game was developed by Adelaide-based Enabled Solutions, and is available now for iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store. Today also marks the launch of the Children’s Emergency Fund – which will be used to ensure Save the Children has the resources in place before disaster strikes.