This spring, our preview app Safari Central hit the 100,000 downloads milestone. We celebrated with a short video of a small selection of the amazing images players have shared with us in the past year.
We are really excited to announce that our flagship game, Wildeverse, is scheduled for release this summer! We will reveal more details about the gameplay, characters and our conservation mission over the next few months. Wildeverse has been on quite a journey! Check out the timeline.
That sounds like the start of a bad joke, but it’s exactly what happened this March. Raff Mares (IoE’s data scientist) and Gautam Shah (IoE’s founder) travelled to the Congo to visit Nouabale Ndoki National Park
IoE founder and National Geographic Explorer Gautam Shah spoke at the National Geographic Explorers Festival in London earlier this year about the importance of connecting audiences with conservation on their own terms.
What are a game developer and a data scientist doing together in a Bornean rainforest, you might wonder? In the past year and a half, we have been working towards a full Augmented Reality location-based game to support conservation, getting the financing, our team and conservation partnerships in place. The first instalment of the game will feature apes, and how can we create a game about their every-day lives and what it takes to conserve their habitats, without having experienced it ourselves?