Narrative designer and writer for a conservation-themed mobile game concept. Wrote the overall story, in-game biographies and aided in the overall design. Produced a game design document and a pitch as part of MA project.
Planet Earth is a wondrous place. It is a planet of pristine glaciers and limitless deserts, of steaming jungles and mountains that touch the clouds. It is also home. Not only for us, but for more species of animal and plant life than we could even begin to list.
Sadly, many of these species are under threat and fight every day for survival. Deforestation, climate change, the exotic pet trade, and unsustainable fishing practices are a handful of dangers that our rarest of creatures must face.
From polar bears in the Arctic, struggling against a 40% decline in sea ice that is diminishing their habitats and forcing them closer to human settlements in their starving desperation; to the sea turtles fighting against polluted waters and the dangers of becoming entangled in fishing nets; to the penguins in the Antarctic trying to survive the overfishing of krill, their main food source; these threats span the planet in a terrifying web of destruction.
Zhen lives in this world of beauty and uncertainty: she is a giant panda, the symbol of the WWF, and one of its blossoming success stories. Giant panda numbers have been increasing, with their conservation status now officially reduced from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’ (WWF, 2016).
Zhen’s world is getting safer, but many of her friends are still in constant threat. The work of the WWF is not over yet. As you play KuoKoa, you can help Zhen and her friends overcome these threats and live safer, happier lives. Guide Zhen and others, such as Jules the Adélie penguin or Wayan the hawksbill turtle, past obstacles they face in real life and then care for them in Wildlife Sanctuary. Travel the world as you guide animals to safety in their levels and unlock other regions, from the snowy Arctic to the wide Pacific seas. Only the most dedicated conservationists will be able to unlock every area and save all the animals!