reenpeace Brazil has revealed that it will launch a new Minecraft game titled Save Amazônia to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the world’s largest rainforest, as well as the threats it currently faces.
The game, which launched today (Tuesday, September 26), will invite players to become environmental activists.
Created in collaboration with the indigenous people of the Manicoré community living in the Amazon, Save Amazônia sees players begin their journey in an Amazonian community before being guided by an activist on various missions related to protecting the forest, such as putting out fires forestry. and combat illegal mining.
Additionally, everything players interact with, including the nature around them, has been designed to be as authentic as possible. The plants and animals featured in the game are native to the Amazon, including jaguars, toucans, monkeys, and pink river dolphins.
The searches are also based on real threats to the forest, such as illegal mining, wildlife trafficking, river pollution and forest fires, as well as genuine solutions, such as reforestation.
Speaking about the impactful project, Rômulo Batista, spokesperson for Greenpeace Brazil, said: “The Amazon is vital for the planet and future generations, which is why we wanted to use Minecraft to tell younger people about the importance of the forest. Everyone can do their part to protect you from the threats you face.
“In the game you will be able to meet characters who live in the Amazon, learn about species in the region and participate in missions to protect such an important ecosystem. To save the Amazon in the real world, we must come together and pressure companies and governments to take action on behalf of the forest and its people.”
To give UK players a more local perspective on the importance of the Amazon rainforest and the impact of the British on it, Greenpeace UK forestry activist Daniela Montalto shared: “Meat and dairy production are the biggest drivers of deforestation globally and the main contributors to biodiversity. and climate crises.
“Valuable ecosystems are being slashed and burned to grow soybeans for animal feed and raise cattle for meat. Britons eat twice as much meat and dairy as the world average and the UK imports more than three million tonnes of soya each year, two-thirds of them from South America. Most of it was used to feed chickens, pigs and dairy cows on factory farms.”
Minecraft Save Amazônia is now available for PC, mobile, Xbox, PS4 and PS5 and can be found on the Minecraft Marketplace.