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Half the Sky Movement Mobile Games

Nov 2012 Producer/Author: Games for Change, Half the Sky Movement, USAID, C-Change

Summary

The Half the Sky Movement is excited to announce the release of three mobile phone games in India and Kenya. These new games, Family Choices, 9-Minutes, and Worm Attack, are designed to educate women and girls about essential health issues, increase awareness about gender equality, and empower them to bring about social change in these areas. 

Family Choices

Family Choices aims to enhance the perception of a girl’s place in and value to her family, with an emphasis on keeping her and her peers in school. The ‘Choose your own adventure’ game allows players to explore the outcomes of a family’s choices related to girls’ education, early marriage and family planning. Players decide whether Anu (in India) or Mercy (in Kenya) will ultimately achieve their dreams of someday becoming a financially independent nurse.
 
9-Minutes
 
Players experience the adventures of nine months of pregnancy in just nine minutes. The game aims to introduce players to the key dos and don’ts of pregnancy by presenting players with a series of life choices (physical, medical and social) against the clock in a simple iconic format. The player’s choices determine the health and well-being of both the mother and baby. 

 

Worm Attack!

Worm Attack! aims to keep girls and boys healthy by defeating the dangerous worms inside their stomachs. Young players, their teachers and families work to rid themselves and their communities of infestation with intestinal worms in this fast-paced, fun game through the strategic use of deworming pills.

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