MinorMatters launches first mobile ‘game for social change’

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MinorMatters yesterday (19) launched the Android version of ‘Aiyo Alice’ a mobile video game belonging to the genre ‘Games for Social Change,’ thus becoming the forerunner in launching the genre in Sri Lanka.

Games for Social Change is a genre of games that foster social change, civic engagement and even have an educational mission. The genre is gaining popularity gradually worldwide.

‘Aiyo Alice’ focuses on inculcating an attitude of co-existence and championing good ethics even in the digital world. 

MinorMatters Director – Legal Yamini Ravindran stated that the game promises players an epic adventure that takes them around the island of Sri Lanka. The game intends to raise awareness of pressing social issues, encourage civil engagement and promote social cohesion, critical thinking, and co-existence among youth

“As the older sibling (Andy) chases the younger sibling (Alice) across the island, he comes across various groups that are facing different social issues such as the ones mentioned above. Andy chooses to intervene and help the groups out. At the end of the level, the player has the option to learn more about the issue that took place by clicking ‘learn more’ and will be directed to a separate catalogue within the game that highlights the problem and provides solutions on how to overcome/mitigate them in real life,” she said.

The youth who are exposed to these social issues in this manner throughout the game will be encouraged to think critically as the game progresses.

Aiyo Alice can be found on the Google Play store. 

MinorMatters is a campaign initiative launched by the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL).