Time Warner Cable News highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment “App Wrap.” Time Warner Cable News’ Adam Balkin filed the following report.
Koda Quest is a game designed to get kids in on greening their routine. Koda is a polar bear floating out on his little island of ice. Your job is to feed him, play with him, clean him – all the things you’d do with a real pet. Only, to earn money for food and toys, the child has to take real world actions, like “go recycle something.” The game then explains why each action is important and then it is up to the child to not only take the action but also bring the device to an adult who can verify they have done it, so the player can get their points. Another way to accrue money: mini-games, like swiping away evil carbon clouds or fishing garbage out of the ocean. Developers say they are hoping that just like Smokey the Bear helped kids remember to prevent forest fires, Koda will help remind them to be environmentally conscious. Koda Quest is a free app for iOS and Android devices.