Netflix’s latest mobile game raises awareness for drinking water scarcity

Netflix is now using its growing mobile game collection to support a good cause. The streaming service has launched three Android and iOS games headlined by This Is A True Story, a game meant to raise awareness about the lack of safe drinking water. The team-up between Frosty Pop, Charity:Water and Pantone is a puzzle title that challenges you walk miles in sub-Saharan Africa to find water while dealing with poachers, windstorms and other hazards. It’s a frank commentary on a dire state of affairs (771 million people don’t have access to clean water), although the hand-painted backdrops might keep you coming back after you understand the message.

The other games are less poignant, but may still be worth a try. Pik Pok has unveiled both Into the Dead 2: Unleashed, a sequel to its endless runner/shooter hybrid, as well as Shatter Remastered, a modernization of its brick-breaker/shoot-em-up crossover for the PS3.

All three games should be available on Android and iOS today (March 22nd) at 1PM Eastern. As with other Netflix games, the latest selection is ‘free’ once you’ve signed in with your account. These releases probably won’t convince you to sign up for Netflix. However, This Is A True Story might just use Netflix’s size to reach a large audience.

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