April 28, 2011 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Indie development duo Honey Tribe Studios are set to release their debut iphone game this spring. Honey Tribe: Colony Collapse uses simple, fun gameplay and likeable characters to tell a story that is based around the facts of honey bee colony collapse disorder.
As you may already know honey bee populations have been declining globally. Research is ongoing as to the causes but several main factors have been identified as precursors to CCD. Pollinators account for at least 30% of the earth's crops and bees are by far the most prominent pollinator. If honey bee populations continue to decline, that's seriously bad news for us humans.
As the story of the game progresses you find out some of the causes behind CCD and also reveal facts about honey bees and other wildlife.
All the female worker bees are ill! If nobody can go out to collect the nectar there won't be any honey to feed the brood. The hive won't survive the winter! Help Corbee to venture out into the forest and learn how to collect enough nectar to keep the hive alive. It's been his dream to go out exploring but the real thing might be scarier than he imagined...!
Colony collapse disorder is a real phenomenon and bee populations are declining around the globe. Play the game, have fun, and find out some real life facts.
Honey Tribe: Colony Collapse will be out this spring and summer for iphone/ipod/ipad and mac. The exact dates are to be confirmed.
Honey Tribe Studios the development duo write on their 'about us' page: "Over here our main TV network is the BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation. Their original mantra was 'to inform, educate and entertain'. That sounds pretty good to us. So that's what we want to do with our games. Copyright (C) 2011 Honey Tribe Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.