Stockholm-based studio Midjiwan is using their popular mobile strategy game The Battle of Polytopia to fund rural solar energy development.
The developer partnered with Trine, a Swedish company that invests in loans to solar energy contractors in emerging markets, which in turn use the loans to offer rural communities solar energy.
In The Battle of Polytopia, players have the option to acquire tribes in the game via in-app purchases. Midjiwan is using the profits from the sale of the “Zebasi” tribe to invest in Trine loans supporting rural solar energy, which can result in the reduction of CO2 emissions up to 500 tons a year.
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“We (are helping to) create awareness around climate change,” says Midjiwan founder Felix af Ekenstam. “There are smart solutions that can help.”
“We are really happy to partner with Midjiwan,” says Trine co-founder and COO Andreas Lehner. “Not only have they created a great game that a lot of Trine employees are playing, but also shows that there are many ways to contribute to fighting climate change if we all do our part.”