'Pieces of Peace' Game App Promotes UN Efforts
by Leslie Meredith, TechNewsDaily Senior Writer
December 20 2011 03:07 PM ET
The United Nations Foundation has launched an interactive photo-jumble game, “Pieces of Peace,” that helps informs players about life-saving U.N. initiatives. The iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7 apps also encourage people to make donations to the foundation via text or Web.
“This holiday season, many people are wondering what they can do to give back and make a difference around the world,” U.N. Foundation COO Rick Parnell said in a statement. “This first mobile game makes it fun and easy to stay up-to date on the life-saving work of the U.N. With a few easy taps on your phone, you can get involved and help change the world for the better.”
The game includes high-res images of U.N. projects that are updated weekly. To play, users unscramble the images, which can then be shared to Facebook and Twitter. Photo jumbles are offered in three levels of difficulty.
“Pieces of Peace” can be downloaded for free from iTunes and the Android Market. The game has also been added to the foundation’s mobile app released in September that provides U.N. breaking news. Users can personalize their U.N. newsfeed by selecting the topic areas and regions of most interest. The stream is available in all six of the official languages of the U.N — Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.