Save the Children iPhone game

Campaigning for change article written on the 20 Oct 2010

Here in the Oxfam office, we’re having fun with the new iPhone/iPad app from Save the Children.

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck a densely populated island in the Atlantic Ocean. Thousands are injured and many more feared dead. Damage to buildings and infrastructure is widespread. You have been sent by Save the Children to distribute life-saving aid to people affected.

The game is simple: save the lives of children and their families affected by a massive earthquake. To do that, Save the Children will send you (the player) to the affected area to distribute life-saving aid to the most in need.

As the crisis deepens and as more homeless people need aid like food, water and shelter, you must make quick decisions about where aid is needed and how much aid is needed. But you must hurry, or lives will be lost… just like in a real emergency.