Chronicles of Klinu
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The game from Accra deals with the environmental burdens of garbage and pollution. As space commander Klinu, the player has to defeat a monster made of e-waste.
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The City of Accra represents Ghana in a nutshell with all its diversity. People come together here to do business and live life – which can be unpredictable at times: You go to work in the morning and you don’t know what will happen. Anything is possible in Accra. With more and more people moving to the city, challenges evolve – especially for the environment. The main problem that also represents the basis of the location-based game “The Chronicles of Klinu” is sanitation – through the game, the Enter Africa Team Accra wants to find solutions for the problem of poor hygiene resulting from waste and pollution. Their motivation: To realize the vision of a cleaner future for Ghana by using games.
Diversity in a Nutshell in Ghana’s Capital City
The LocationsThe game takes the player to five different locations in Accra. One gets to know the busy market place Kaneshie, Newtown and Adabraka as well as Osu, the “Las Vegas” of Accra. The most important place in the game is the area around Agbogbloshie – a former wetland, which has gained notoriety as the home to Africa’s largest electronic waste dumping site. It is considered one of the dirtiest places in the world.
The game is set in a utopian version of Accra – far advanced in technology. The player embodies Klinu, a space commander who works for a cooperation that is responsible for sanitation. However, the company made a mistake in the disposal of hardware and electronic waste. They dumped it without care. As a result, a monster by the name “Lera” emerged out of the old electronics like a transformer - and killed the commander’s wife. So, the player has to go to the dumping site Agbogbloshie to defeat the monster through solving different tasks. But before solving the problem – the player gains knowledge about it. For example, you learn about the toxic fumes that are released when wires are burned on the dumping site to extract copper. Out of the metals, one has to create a kind of weapon to fight the monster – bringing in the idea of recycling.