Practice your tsunami preparedness and survival skills with the Earth Girl Tsunami app, also known as Earth Girl 2, a tablet game that can help to save lives.
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Earth Girl 2: Preparing for the Tsunami is an interactive game about making strategic decisions that can directly increase the survival rate in coastal communities during earthquakes and tsunamis. Earth Girl is the host and guide, and the player is the protagonist of this disaster scenario.
The casual strategy game was developed by an interdisciplinary team of game artists and scientists at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. Earth Girl 2 is based on real-life situations, with an emphasis on learning preparedness and survival skills. It was inspired by the kids who live in coastal communities throughout Asia, and by the stories told by survivors of recent tsunamis.
The Singapore National Research Foundation recognized Earth Girl 2 as a top interactive media project in the 2014 Sciences and Technologies Showcase. The game was called the 21st century’s answer to Super Mario? by the Sci Dev Net science communication website, and it was also given the Silver Award in the Games for Good category at the 2015 Serious Play Conference, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA.
The French version of Earth Girl 2: Se préparer au tsunami was rolled out in June 2015 at the Science & You conference and festival in Nancy, France. The French version of Earth Girl 2 is also available as a free download at the App Store and Google Play, along with Indonesian, Thai and Tamil versions. The Japanese and Chinese versions are scheduled to be launched in April 2016. The Spanish version is in the works and scheduled for delivery in late 2016.