We’re sowing seeds of change in our newest game, Annapurna – a spoof on the Zynga classic Farmville, except this time, the animals you buy and the seeds you collect are donated to real farmers and their community with the help of Heifer.org. The touch-enabled game gives players a chance to complete farming related missions and learn about the facts about hunger and poverty in Africa.
You earn karma points to use in the game to upgrade your gear and achievement badges to post on your Facebook Wall. Earn bragging rights, do good in the world, learn about developing countries and teach your children how to make a difference in someone’s life, all while playing a game. Become a HERO in real life: how awesome is THAT!
Join us. Help us end hunger: let’s give hope!
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means “full of food” (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is “the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess . . . the mother who feeds. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. . . .
Coming in Fall 2011, Annapurna will be released on the iOS platform, followed closely by the Android and the Windows Phone 7 platforms. Stay tuned for updates: we’ll be updating our blog with more information!