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Fri 22 Jan 2021 | by Michelle Urquhart

UN creates video game about ozone layer

A video game and animated short film created by the United Nations Environment Programme’s Ozone Secretariat uses the power of storytelling to educate and inspire young people about climate science. Reset Earth is an animated short film and mobile game that follows the adventure of three young heroes as they race against time to find a solution to the GROW, a life-threatening disease that prevents anyone from living much beyond the age of 25. In search of answers, our heroes will travel through time, and across multiple landscapes, attempting to unlock the secrets of the past to save themselves, the ozone layer and the future of the planet from impending doom. Along the way, they will learn the importance of the ozone layer, as well as the power of working together to achieve what might at first seem impossible. Rooted in science, this fictional story and game will present a dramatised picture of what Earth could have been like if the world had not acted to protect the ozone layer and signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. Aimed at adolescents and parents this innovative animation and game from the United Nations Environment Programme’s Ozone Secretariat uses the power of storytelling to educate and inspire young people around the world. Understanding that many young people are anxious about the future state of the planet, this campaign aims to show them the power of science, collaboration and cooperation in solving complex global challenges.