NatWest and Stormcloud Games have announced that Island Saver will release on Nintendo Switch next week.
The bank’s first-ever educational game has looked “to harness children’s enthusiasm for video games and use it as an opportunity to teach them about responsible money management.”
The Savvy Islands need your help. Horrid plastic waste has started to wash ashore, and, using your Trash Blaster, you need to clean it up while watching out for Litterbugs.
You must wash away gloop, collect litter, earn coins and rescue the 42 bankimals. These special animals live on the island as living piggy banks which you can ride and use their powers to access new areas.
“We have been providing free financial education in schools for 25 years, but we wanted to take learning about money into the home as well as the classroom,” explains RBS financial capability lead Caroline Edwards.
“A video game seemed like the perfect solution: it’s a medium that children love and something we could tailor so that they could learn money skills through play.”
Stormcloud Games’ Frank Arnott adds: “Our design vision for Island Saver was not only to create a fun, family-friendly, full-scale game but a game that also happened to be educational and have a positive environmental message.
“We wanted the game to reflect a real-world problem that young people would care about, so we covered the once tropical paradise of the Savvy Islands in gloop and plastic pollution and made it the player’s job to transform the rundown islands back into a vibrant paradise.”
Island Saver will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 13th May 2020.