Launched early this year in Beta Mosquito Hood is a fast paced 2D casual game that wants to help save Africa from the Malaria causing mosquitoes by spreading real nets on the continent.
The game was developed by Momentum Core, a Kenyan start-up and is played on desktop and players take the role of householders trying to eradicate malaria by spraying mosquitoes. Players play in sprite levels, scoring points for proceeding to other levels, and for achieving the game’s goal. The objective is to complete the final level and unlock a real bed net to be distributed in Africa.
It is a fun, easy to learn game says Allan Clinton Mukhwana, Chief Executive Officer,Momentum Core the firm behind the games.
Mukhwana says the malaria awareness game revolves around the idea of killing enough mosquitoes to earn a real insecticide-treated mosquito-repellent bed net that will be distributed in Africa to save lives.
He adds that the online game motivates people to help stop the spread of malaria, while also learning about it.
According to Momentum Core, players will earn points, collect power-ups, and learn interesting information about malaria and malaria prevention. For every player that finishes the five levels of the game, a real bed net will be donated by Momentum Core. Mosquito Hood is a grassroots campaign designed to motivate, educate, and inspire players to help end preventable malaria deaths by fundraising to support the purchase and distribution of bed nets.
You can play the game here.
Momentum Core is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 2012. In addition to creating several games, MC is also a developer of leading-edge technologies including the Momentum® Creative Cloud.
Other games under their name apart from Mosquito Hood include, Pamoja Mtaani, Operation Linda Nchi, Snake and Ladders and Decks On Air.