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Indie Game Developer Red Redemption announce House of Commons Launch of Ground Breaking "Operation: Climate Control" Game in July

GCSE school children's first chance to tackle climate challenges faced by everyone.


June 5th, 2007 - Indie games developer Red Redemption Ltd and Alif-Aleph UK are pleased to announce the launch event for their "Operation: Climate Control" game at the House of Commons 3rd July 2007, 6pm - 7pm (ticketed entry only). Speakers for the launch event will include the Rt Hon Ian Pearson MP, Minister of State for the Environment, Sadiq Khan MP, Prof Akhbar Ahmed (former High Commissioner for Pakistan, and member of the Runnymede Commissions on Antisemitism & on Islamophobia), Dr Richard Stone (Founder/President Alif-Aleph UK and chair of Commission on Islamophobia) and Gobion Rowlands (Operation: Climate Control Producer).

"Operation: Climate Control" is an innovative and exciting multi-player game game aimed at GCSE school children aged 15-16 to educate them about the elements and impacts of climate policy and help stimulate a change in their attitudes and behaviour towards environmental sustainability. The game incorporates a unique combination of climate science models and fun gaming that builds on the success of Red Redemption's previous "Climate Challenge" game (launched in January) produced in collaboration with the BBC. This launch is being held jointly with Alif-Aleph UK as a forum for using climate change to bring together people of different communities on a common issue.

Why? Climate change and our response to it are issues of vital importance to us all, affecting food production, water resources, ecosystems, energy demand, insurance costs and much else. There is a broad scientific consensus that the Earth will probably warm over the coming century and the Operation: Climate Challenge game will allow GCSE-aged school children to simulate the climate through the fun of computer games.

The choices made by each Operation: Climate Control player are the real ones that government and individuals also have to tackle. Can you juggle the competing demands of national energy and personal energy. How does your personal transport affect the world around you? Would your ideas save the planet? and can you adapt to a changing environment?

Gobion Rowlands, Operation: Climate Control producer says "We are very excited about the launch of Operation: Climate Control. When developing our previous game "Climate Challenge", we realised that there are a very limited set of resources for school kids that deal with climate change in a way that teachers can build it into their lesson plans. Operation: Climate Control builds on our experiences and feedback from the Climate Challenge game to give these kids some difficult scenarios to deal with in a fun way."

The "Operation: Climate Control" game is developed by Red Redemption and the Stone Ashdown Trust and is funded by the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Climate Challenge Fund - "Tomorrow's Climate - Today's Challenge".

Due to space and security restrictions the event is strictly ticketed, but we are reserving several spaces for games press.

For ticket applications or for further info please email: hannah@red-redemption.com

Contact: Gobion Rowlands

"Operation: Climate Control" Game Producer, Red Redemption Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 596 160

Email: gobion@red-redemption.com

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