Grr-Grr-Bike! Computer Game
Political support is the critical missing element for many bike projects. Grr-Grr-Bike is a smartphone game designed to increase political support for bike projects by connecting players with local bike advocacy groups via a link on the game results screen. Clicking the link takes you to a page with information from your local bike group on local events, projects to support and activities.
Grr-Grr-Bike! is a fun way to learn about urban bike riding and support better biking in your community.
Grr-Grr-Bike is a smartphone game where you guide a bike rider through the city, avoiding on-coming vehicles, car doors and other obstacles. You need to stop at red lights and for pedestrians crossing the street. Youre also being chased by a dog - thats where the name comes from! The goal is to get as far along the street and pick-up as many coins as possible.
When you finish, Grr-Grr-Bike's results screen includes a link taking you to a page with information from your local bike group on local events, activities, projects that need support and information on getting involved.
The goal is to broaden political support for bike projects and programs by exposing smartphone game players to local bike advocacy groups. Since many smartphone game players are young this would be a great opportunity for local advocacy groups to increase their membership and energy.
Weve finished the prototype game. Now we're improving its usability and educational value, and building the link to local bike advocacy groups. You can download the prototype for Android at: www.grr-grr-bike.com. Were seeking funds to finish the game and place it on the Android and iOS application stores.
Jakob Somerhuber Platogo Interactive Entertainment GmbH