Brighton, January 06 th, 2012 – Lace Mamba Global goes green for the release of the upcoming eco simulation Fate of the World – Tipping Point: The packaging of the retail edition will be eco-friendly to reduce the carbon footprint and the impact on the environment as much as possible.
Accordingly, a DVD box made from recycled materials will be used, and all papers used for the packaging and manual will be printed on paper from certified, responsibly forested and mixed sources, including recycled paper.
For the DVD box, the BioBox from provider Amaray will be used. This box is made from recycled plastics and remains fully recyclable and stable udring its normal life, but is biodegradable, when placed in the soil or landfill, where it comes into contact with micro-organisms and other biodegrading material. Through the addition of a proprietary mixture of compounds, the BioBox even attracts and provides microbes with a food source, leading to a 100 times faster degradation rate, when in landfill conditions. Regular recycling methods can still be applied as well.
All paper materials used for the box (O-ring/slipcase, box inlay) and manual will be printed on paper from mixed sources, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). These papers come from sources like recycled/post-consumer reclaimed material, timber from FSC certified forests and controlled sources, making sure unacceptable forestry is excluded. FSC provides global standards for forest management which cover a balance of environmental, social and economic aspects. Under these standards, the wellbeing of forest communities and ecosystems is as important as replacing trees in ensuring the future of the world’s forests.
The environmentally friendly packed retail edition of Fate of the World: Tipping Point will be released in the UK and Ireland on January 27 th, 2012.
Fate of the World is the sequel to the popular, multiple award winning BBC Climate Challenge game. As a dramatic global strategy game, Fate of the World puts the future of the Earth into the hands of its players. Featuring a dramatic set of scenarios covering the next 200 years, based on the latest science and climate models researched by the Oxford University, players must manage a balancing act of protecting the Earth’s resources and climate versus the needs of an ever-growing world population, who are demanding ever more food, power and living space. Players will see how difficult it is to help the whole planet without causing chaos and destruction.
Including additional gameplay features, the extra content packs “Earth Day”, “Cornucopia”, “Migration Expansion” and “Denial Mission” are included in the retail Deluxe Edition. “Migration Expansion” adds a whole new dimension to the global political strategy game. With environmental collapse around the world, millions of Climate Refugees flee their homelands in search of a safer home. “Denial Mission” though asks the question: “What if we didn’t have to worry about climate change?”, and puts the player in charge of building wealth in all world regions instead of dealing with rising temperatures due to carbon emissions. Still, players will face the challenge of diminishing resources, as consumption grows.
Also the additional missions will use the scientific results researched by Prof. Myles Allen of Oxford University.
The world press has already picked up on this masterpiece: “Already being hailed by gaming experts as a potential breakthrough for social change titles”, states “The Guardian”. “While Fate of the World arms you with environmental data and renewable energy policies rather than grenades and rocket launchers, the result is still compelling”, writes “The New York Times”. “Fate of the World could be a Civilization-style exercise in global management”, wrote Bryan Walsh on the “Eccentric”-Blog of the “Time Magazine”. Other features have been run by the French newswire service “AFP”, by “Reuters”, the “BBC World Service”, the “Montreal Gazette” and other mass media publications. Also a couple of games magazines, such as “Edge” and “Rock, Paper, Shotgun” picked up on the game, stating, “Fate of the World is, I think, the future of education”, and saying that “five hours spent playing Fate of the World is not only a good time, it leaves you with astonishing amounts of information about combating climate change” (both “Rock, Paper, Shotgun”).
Fate of the World won the 8 th Annual Games for Change Festival Award, has been awarded “Best Artistic Response” at Climate Week 2011, won the “Positive Impact Innovator” award at Extra Credits 2011 and the Serious Play Silver Medal.
One of the most impressive aspects of Fate of the World is that the Oxford-based development team Red Redemption hired Dr Bishop (Dr Who, 2000 A.D.) to write the script and Richard Jacques (Mass Effect, Alice in Wonderland) for music composition. Red Redemption created BBC Climate Challenge in 2006, which is played by around a million people all over the world. BBC Climate Challenge was winner of Best European Green IT Award 2008, DEFRA Climate Challenge Award, Serious Games 2009 Finalist, Games For Change 2008 Finalist and EuroPaws 2008 Finalist.
Lace Mamba Global will bring Fate of the World – Tipping Point to retail stores world-wide, starting in the UK and Ireland on January 27 th, 2011.