Now you can have fun learning and maybe even help an organization you admire in the process.

by Jason Venter

Save the Children bills itself as “the world’s leading independent organization for children,” and has been working for more than 90 years to save lives when disasters strike and to create lasting change for children and their families. Now, in an effort to raise funds to support its efforts, the group has teamed up with Good Game Productions and is about to launch a new mobile title called Sustainaville.

“Developed for mobile, PC and Mac,” says a press release issued this week, “Sustainaville gives players the unique opportunity to confront challenges similar to those faced by aid workers – and the communities they help – in the real world every day.”

The game allows players to donate money to the organization, which allows them to access in-game rewards such as special characters.

“No game can adequately convey the effort and dedication embodied by Save the Children’s aid workers,” said Paul Ronalds, CEO of Save the Children in Australia, “some of whom have risked their lives to help children in need. But it is our hope that through Sustainaville, players will gain a better appreciation for the challenges that aid workers face and, in their own way, work towards a better future for all children.”

Players will participate in a variety of activities, such as providing food and healthcare to families, to ensuring that communities retain access to stable water supplies. Preparation for natural disasters is another key component.

According to the press release, Sustainaville enters the beta phase shortly and will apparently launch on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS platforms in the near future. If you’re interested, you can join the beta and find out more information at the official site. It’s all for a good cause…

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