Nat Geo WILD Slots™ by Murka Strives to Bring Our Focus to Trending Environmental Issues Says Max Polyakov
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When you compare our modern world to the stone ages and the pre-industrial revolution era, you will easily see that technology has made all the difference. Just close the end of the last millennium, mobile phones were invented merely to counter the geographical limitation in communication. Close to two decades now, and we already have a revolution in mobile technology with the introduction of smartphones. Instead of a few business folks, almost everyone is using a smartphone. In fact, record has it that over six billion people in the world now own a smartphone.
Even more interesting is the increase in the number of internet users across the world as a result of the explosion in smartphone technology. So nowadays, more people have access to the internet than they have access to a toilet. While this does not generally convey a positive message, it does show the extent of the growth of mobile technology. And also support social initiatives to exploit technology as a means for enriching lives. Mobile gaming is one of such initiatives as seen in the efforts of Noosphere Ventures recent campaigns and managing partner Max Polyakov.
Mobile gaming allows you to do what you like playfully and competitively. It’s all in a virtual environment, so you have nothing to worry about. And social gamification is even more fun. Crowdrise (for fundraising) and SuperBetter (for mental health) are two good examples.
There are also many games out there that are also helping to solve real world problems. A good example is Sweet Seeds campaign which was immediately launched to raise funds for many, who were displaced in Haiti after the earthquake in January, 2010. The campaign was launched by Zynga in their FarmVille app.
From here, you can easily see how gamification is providing solutions to some of the problems faced by humanity. And because people like to play games, organizations like Noosphere Ventures and National Geographic are using it to bring our focus to some trending environment issues. The slot game is one of the best collaborations between Noosphere Ventures, Murka and the National Geographic.
Recently, Murka launched a free game called Nat Geo WILD Slots™ for all slot machine and casino enthusiasts. In addition to slots, players also get to view amazing photographs from National Geographic while they play. The initiative is one of those supported by Noosphere Ventures through Managing Partner, Max Polyakov.
According to the Managing Partner of Noosphere Ventures, the collaboration between both companies serves to provide fun for all slot gamers in interesting ways. While getting entertained from doing what they love, they also get to learn many things about wildlife and their environment. Max Polyakov also stressed on the possibility of using the app as a fundraising platform in the future.
Thanks to National Geographic, gamers will get to see stunning images of architecture, people and landscape which they wouldn’t normally see elsewhere.
The Senior VP, Licensing, for Nat Geo Partners made it clear that their partnership with Murka will expand their virtual storytelling in the social gaming genre.
Max Polyakov also hopes that the partnership between both organizations will make it possible to raise funds to support the environmental protection initiatives.