The GreenHound App is about Poo Power! It's a game with a dog track on which you race the dog of your choice. But before you can race you have to collect enough poo from the trackside the power the stadium. If you don't, the lights go out before you reach the finish line.
If your dog wins its race, you get points that you can use to unlock questions (and answers) that will show you just how unusual, and effective, poo can be as a source of renewable fuel. You can also use your points to train your dog to make it even faster on the track. Questions you'll be asked include:
Is there such a thing as a poo burger?
How much poo would you need to light your home?
In which world city do residents make their own personal contribution to public transport?
Presently, over 95% of UK energy comes from fossil fuels, things like coal, natural gas and petroleum. And these are quickly running out. The UK has a target to reduce this consumption to 85% by 2020 (and that's not so very far away.) To keep the lights on, we have to switch to 'renewables' and so we all need to know what they are.
This game promotes the idea of the importance of the search for renewable fuels in a fun way. It's the first in a range of apps we're designing to engage more people in the sustainability debate.
Suitable for ages 4 , it will be a useful learning tool for schools and colleges as well as for 'green' organisation whose role it is to promote sustainability.
GreenHound 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.