While many people talk about the importance of saving the environment, very few really take on the proactive role in addressing the issue. Not many of them, in fact, know that switching from disposable plastic bottles to reusable ones can create a big overall impact in preserving the resources of our planet.
With this in mind, a Facebook game application was launched, geared towards educating people about the concepts of carbon footprint, cleaner and renewable sources of energy and how being responsible and mindful of their activities could help achieve this end.
Called Alter Space, this game makes its debut on Facebook today, February 25, Friday.
Alter Space: Social Game with an Environmental Advocacy Alter Space is the first Philippine-made Facebook game that directly addresses the greater public about the ways with which they could do their share in proactively contributing to the preservation of the Earth’s resources.
Social games are a significant draw for social networking site users. As of this writing, a staggering 56 million Facebook users play daily and 290 million play monthly. Up to 265 million Facebook gamers, meanwhile, spend 210 minutes playing games. Twenty-percent of these game players even pay cash for in-game benefits.
In the Philippines, 54 percent of social networking site users cite gaming as the reason they log on. There are currently 18,124,220 Filipinos on Facebook.
International Cosplay Artist and Azkals’ Anton Del Rosario on Playing Alter Space
"The great thing about Alter Space is that it's not just any typical game that you play. In a creative way, it actually teaches people to be conscious of the carbon footprint they produce, which means changing their habits for the good of the Earth," says the 22-year-old Alodia, who’s also an artist, model and TV personality.
She adds that more than that, “the fact that it's a social networking game that allows lets me interact with other gamers by promoting a good cause is another reason for people to take up the game.” Alodia, who currently has thousands of online fans from all over the globe, really values Alter Space's digital impact.
Anton Del Rosario of the Azkals, shares his views on the environment and the actions that people should be taking to helping spread awareness on how to take care of it.
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You can check out Alodia's video for Alter Space here:
Click here to read more about Azkals' teammate Anton Del Rosario's views on the environment.