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Half the Sky Movement: The Game

Release Date: March 4, 2013

Developer: Frima Studio

Half the Sky Movement: The Game is an adventure that aims to raise awareness and donations to empower women and girls around the world.

TOTAL SCORE (PLAYERS):

8.3

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Half the Sky Movement: The Game is a game-based adventure that aims to reach mainstream audiences to raise awareness and donations to empower women and girls around the world.

Developed by Frima Studio, this groundbreaking Facebook game introduces direct virtual-to-real-life translation, achieved by inviting players to move through a series of quests and stories related to real-world challenges that women and girls face, with issue-specific solutions provided by seven non-profit organizations: The Fistula Foundation, GEMS, Heifer International, ONE, Room to Read, United Nations Foundation, and World Vision. The game is executive produced by Games for Change, a non-profit that catalyzes social impact through digital games, and all its revenue is directed to charitable causes.

Half the Sky Movement: The Game is the latest addition to the cross-media platform of the Half the Sky Movement, which includes the #1 New York Times best-selling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and a critically acclaimed primetime PBS television series. Inspired by the book and TV series, the game invites players to become part of the solution and make real-world impact through play.

Funders:

The Ford Foundation and Zynga.org, with additional support provided by the Intel Corporation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation and the United Nations Foundation.

Price:

Free

Press:
 The New York TimesFast CompanyVentureBeat

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  1. 10
    Feer888
    Total Game Reviews: 2

    I absolutely LOVED this game. I love the graphics, I love the story and they send me this link, so now I know this amazing page.

    Half the sky rocks!

  2. 10
    H.shander
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    I liked this game very much. It was fun, user friendly, and also had a very strong message.

  3. 5
    jleigh4
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    Having read the book I was curious to learn about the game. As a non-gamer, I enjoyed the dialog aspects and informational elements like the partner organizations.

    As someone who read the book, I would have liked links to that document in a more direct way. I wasn’t sure what the game’s purpose was since I couldn’t find a help guide. This could be my lack of experience in these games. I wanted to know what non-donation strategies existed to earn points.

    I hope this game brings new audiences to this book and movement.

  4. 7
    cpatter2
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    GOOD GAME. I learned much about female oppression and self advocacy.

  5. 10
    Asia Glen
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    I Find This Game Fun, Although After A While It Seems More Challenging, Thats Not A Bad Thing Its Actually Good I Like It

  6. 8
    Alice Rendell
    Game Developer | Total Game Reviews: 4

    Having worked in Social games for the last few years I was very eager to see how this project would transpose to Facebook. However, in all honesty I was slightly aprehensive as to how much the game would utilise some of the more frustrating social game features which have become all too common on the Facebook platform. I needn’t had worried, ‘Half the Sky Movement’ has completely surpassed my expectations and delivered a very solid social game. The game introduces a great narrative thread which is broken up with fun little missions and mini-games creating this balance of story and action. This is all held together with beautiful artwork and strong character design, making an otherwise difficult world a joy to step into and be a part of. The social features are integrated nicely and the fact that every action you make is contributing to unlocking a gift donation makes all the tasks even more meaningful. My main criticism however is the repetitive nature of the mini-game to collect books and fruit. I would have loved to see some variation on this type of collect/match mini-game. This aside I would highly recommend giving ‘Half the Sky’ a try.

  7. 8
    bryanne_92
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    For those that are unaware of the situation, this is a great simulation to give them a better understanding of the scenario at stake. However, providing more options for the player during the game should be considered so they feel that they have the freedom to choose the right option, rather than forced to choose it.

  8. 8
    kate.rose115
    Total Game Reviews: 1

    I think the game was interesting and fun, but the games themselves were a little repetitive, and I got bored after a while. I also don’t like how long it takes for your energy to replenish itself in order or you to do anything. But the game was fun, and I think it’s a good way to make people learn about the issues presented and have fun at the same time.

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