WorldView collaboration with Games for Change – watch the trailer

Under the leadership of WorldView partners Games for Change, three mobile games are being created that are aimed at communities in east Africa, as part of the Half the Sky Movement.

WorldView recently produced a project filming behind the scenes on a journey to Kenya with Games for Change, as they tested the social impact of the mobile phone games they are developing with Derby-based games designers Mudlark. During the trip, the team tried the games out with the residents of Africa’s largest slum, Kibera – including some of its schools, medical and community centres – as well as hearing the opinions of those at the cutting edge of Nairobi’s IT scene.

The three mobile games in development will be distributed in India, Kenya and Tanzania starting in late 2012 in partnership Mudlark and game publisher E-Line Media (U.S.). The project, known as the Half the Sky Movement, leverages a vast network of local and global NGOs, mobile operators and government agencies in order to reach millions of low-end mobile devices in the developing world. For additional information on the games, visit this page.

For more information on the mobile games Half the Sky Movement go to the website.

The ‘preview’ short was also shown at the Mashabale/UN Foundation Social Good Summit. Click here to read their article and view the live stream.