A WorldView and Games for Change team returned from Kenya this week after a successful trip to film the progress of the Games for Change outreach programs. WorldView is supporting Games for Change’s program development work as Games for Change aims to catalyse social impact through digital video games. The the entire team went to East Africa to test the progress of the games in a local community, visiting schools, medical and community centres in the Nairobi area. Such an innovative project captured the attention of Kenyan TV: http://youtu.be/GNdDSXckwPg
WorldView filmed the Games for Change team in action, and will produce a short documentary about how the games are perceived by the users. Phil Cox from WorldView said: ‘This was a brilliant opportunity to be involved with new innovative media in the form of digital games. These mobile games are having a social impact and increasing awarness of development issues across borders.”
Games for Change say:
‘This on the ground testing is essential to improve and tweak the localised versions of the games before they are officially released in the following weeks. When the final versions are ready, players in India, Kenya and Tanzania will be able to get them on feature phones in several app stores, or through our NGO partners and their programs’.
(Photo left to Right: Ed Owles, WorldView; Matt Watkins, MUDLARK; Michelle Byrd, Games for Change; Tom Odula, Kenyan Producer, Raila Educational Centre, Kibera)