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EcoUniverse

EcoUniverse is an open-world superhero video game to educate, awaken, engage, entertain and uplift humanity into actualizing real change!

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Our mission is to awaken the next generation on what is truly important, giving hope to the hopeless through real-life solutions like fighting climate change & planting one billion trees by 2030. EcoUniverse (tm) is an educational adventure with practical applications to engage, entertain and uplift youth on sustainability and economic well-being by maximizing the proven power of gaming. Set in an environment of non-stop thrills and amazing adventures, EcoUniverse can shape the future of this planet, building infrastructure and positive impact for global communities.

Coordinating a project of this scale and magnitude is in our DNA! EcoUniverse's award-winning team of humanitarians, scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators have the experience and competency to make this project possible.

We bring together the groundbreaking work of Dr. Bremley Lyngdoh, Co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Education Caucus, the expertise of Baby Rage Games and a world-class advisory board. Dr. Lyngdoh’s mentor Dr. Jane Goodall and Ambassadors like Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue, & Virginia McKenna, Born Free, work with his non-profit Ecofriend World to support marine ecosystem restoration projects like the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar.

EcoUniverse will be playable on VR and PC as a single application where players choose missions in accordance with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Players become superheroes saving the planet using the five elements of nature, implementing realistic solutions.

Although there are currently an estimated two billion people who are already gamers today, few games provoke awareness of the real-world challenges facing the population. According to the Entertainment Software Association, 70% of US families have a child who plays video games, 90% of parents in the United States pay attention to the games their kids are playing and more than half enjoy playing games with their children weekly. We want kids to lead by example, implementing solutions from the safety of their own homes. EcoUniverse is an open-world superhero game where players can move freely and affect their environment. Think Grand Theft Auto, but with opposite messaging, based on reality, preparing our youth to restore the natural balance.

EcoUniverse incorporates data from AI drones, NASA satellites and actual footage from Dr. Lyngdoh's revolutionary work planting rubber and mangrove trees coupled with VR interactions showing players first-hand the life or death stakes for people, the economy and the planet.

Players restore the balance on Earth through their gaming actions, earning points and superpowers for good deeds. Throughout gameplay, players realize superpowers aren't enough to save the planet. They must implement realistic solutions based on current issues to progress in the game. Our message: as cool as it is to be a superhero, how much cooler would it be to be capable of helping people, with solutions that superpowers alone can't solve?

For example, mangroves shield coastal communities. Louisiana cut down their mangroves, which significantly increased the destruction from Hurricane Katrina. According to the UN Environment Programme, mangrove deforestation in Myanmar contributed to the devastation of Cyclone Nargis in 2008, when more than 140,000 people lost their lives and 800,000 were displaced. People forced to migrate become easy prey for traffickers. We explore ways to end modern-day slavery via community and environmental activism.

In the game, players feel the loss of their uprooted comrades when tragedy strikes and aid refugees, leaving no one behind. In reality, our outreach programs give refugees a way to avoid the pitfalls of human traffickers by providing education, eco-friendly jobs for families and restoring mangrove protection. Our video game has a direct impact on the future of these communities. Kids today become our resolutionary superheroes tomorrow.

Our initiatives aren't just for children in developed countries with internet access. We are working with telecom organizations to provide free Wi-Fi in remote areas. We deploy infrastructure to impoverished nations and transmit the curriculum from Montessori Model United Nations. Our online workshops establish a global network to coordinate projects that can be implemented in school campuses, nearby green spaces or with the international community. EcoUniverse focuses on inspiring young people to terminate COVID-19 by teaching them about health, well-being and values, preventing future outbreaks by taking care of wildlife and their natural habitats.

EcoUniverse will prepare our youth for the aftermath of the worldwide pandemic by utilizing their favorite forms of entertainment with lessons based upon scientific data. Our quest is to trigger a real-life impact on the planet and our lives, creating a triple-bottom-line win-win-win environmentally, socially and economically!

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

Traditional educational tests such as “fill in the blank” or “4 bubble options” are boring and not tailored to the way each child’s brain functions. Kids can pass the tests, but they have no idea how to utilize the material they learned. We make learning fun and effective through educational gaming. The gaming world today doesn't provoke awareness of the real-world challenges facing billions on the planet, who are also game players. Players become superheroes saving the planet, implementing realistic solutions. Our initiatives aren't just for children in developed countries with internet access. We are working with telecom organizations to provide free Wi-Fi in remote areas and deploy infrastructure to impoverished nations. Our online workshops with Montessori Model United Nations establish a global network to coordinate projects that can be implemented in school campuses, nearby green spaces or with the international community.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

We are a team of Game Developers, Filmmakers, Humanitarians, Economists, Resolutionaries and Climate Change & Sustainable Development professionals.

Baby Rage is a game development studio focused on the future of interactive entertainment and eSports.

Dr. Bremley Lyngdoh, Co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Education Caucus, co-founded the Global Youth Action Network in 2000 before social media and mobilized millions of youth from 175 countries on the annual "Global Youth Service Day" celebrations, will be premiering EcoUniverse at this year's global event.

This pandemic has proven just how fragile we are as a species when one thing falls out of balance. The natural world is globally interconnected with a trickle-down effect causing far-reaching and unforeseen consequences. EcoUniverse focuses on inspiring young people to terminate COVID-19 by teaching them about health, well-being and values, preventing future outbreaks by taking care of wildlife and their natural habitats.

What region are you located in?

  • North America

Where are you located?

Los Angeles, California

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