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Pebble Universe for Android and iOS devices is the first
game where the player have this charity alternative when he or she
is buying the game. And it is not expensive. An extra dollar will
transform to three packages of school lunch for children in poor
? This is the first game that have this kind off feature as far
as we know. If the player double the purchase we transfer all of
the surplus to charity, says Mattias Granat at Itatake. And we
thank the player with a graphical reminder of the good action when
playing the game after purchase.
World Food Programme, WFP, is the food aid arm of the United
Nations system. The policies governing the use of World Food
Programme food aid must be oriented towards the objective of
eradicating hunger and poverty. The ultimate objective of food aid
should be the elimination of the need for food aid.
? We care about children and hate the fact that poverty exists
at all. The School Meals programme feed children in Afghanistan, DR
Congo, Ethiopia, Cambodia and Nicaragua, and this is the first step
in Itatake’s ambition of being a part of a better world, says
Thomas Wedin at Itatake.
Pebble Universe was first released in March 2012, and in August
it became available for Android devices. It is free to download and
the first 30 levels is totally free to play. The rest of the game
can be unlocked for $0,99 OR $1,99 with this charity option.
More information, World Food Programme:
More information, Itatake: