August 17, 2012

In November 2009 international aid agency Oxfam launched an online game called Climate Challenge which featured celebrities asking questions on topics such as energy use and bills, recycling, renewables and greenhouse gases.  The players able to control which answers the celebrities give and you get a different response depending on if you pick the correct answer or not.

The aid agency launched ahead of the UN climate talks in Copenhagen in December of that year with the hope that it will raise public awareness about global warming.

David was one of the celebrities featured along with Mackenzie Crook, Gael Garcia Bernal, Ashley Jensen, Heather Graham and Miranda Richardson. Also taking part are musicians Amadou and Mariam and Jon Foreman.

You log on and  navigate your way through six different sets of questions. The Challenge is crammed full of interesting facts and statistics.  At the end of each game, players will also be able to add their name to a global petition.

The interactive games was created Monterosa Productions, they specialize in second screen technology, and Everybody's Content Ltd. developed the game.  The software company Adobe funded the mobile version of the game.

This is a short video that was made to promote the game.

In addition to the game Oxfam also made two short videos Good Ideas and Bad Ideas to promote the Climate Change Campaign.

The game is no longer online but you can read all about Oxfam and the work they do.