We love freebies. I guess itâs pretty obvious by now given the sheer number of goodies weâve given away already.
And letâs add one more to that list with our freebie today â Shark Dash!
Truth is, itâs not actually coming from us. This oneâs from Gameloft, and is being given away for free to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Shark Week.
But make no mistake, this free Shark Dash isnât just a special treat to celebrate this momentous occasion. This is also a means to allow every Android and iOS gamer to help protect the often misunderstood shark.
If you still didnât know, shark finning, or the hunting of sharks for their fins, is still a huge problem these days. And thanks to this special version of Shark Dash, donating to the cause is now just a tap away. How? Just buy a new âFintasticâ skin for Sharkee, the lead character in this addictive game, and your payment for that will be your donation to WildAid, one of the groups spearheading the campaign to save sharks all over the globe.
But let’s not kidÂ ourselves, I know what you’re really after. It’s the free game. So letâs not waste anymore of your time and give you the all-importan download links:
For more about this global problem and the fight to save the shark, check out the full press below:
GAMELOFT, DISCOVERY CHANNEL AND WILDAID TEAM UP TO FIGHT FOR SHARK CONSERVATION WITH âSHARK DASHâ
- Gamers Can Help Sharkee Take a Bite out of the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Celebration of Shark Weekâs 25th Anniversary -
San Francisco, CA â July 19, 2012 â To mark Shark Weekâs 25th Anniversary, Gameloft, Discovery Channel and non-profit organization WildAid have partnered on a new global initiative to raise awareness and funds in support of marine protection. From July 19th until August 18th, advocates for the fight against the sale, trade and distribution of shark fins can show their support by signing a pledge and/or donating money to WildAid as a part of the popular physics-based puzzle game, Shark Dash.
Shark Dash is a highly addictive game with a fun and unique cartoon-style design starring lovable toy sharks and a series of wacky and mischievous rubber ducks. Users will be able to contribute to shark conservation through new exclusive content made available in the game, notably a new âFintasticâ skin for Sharkee. Google Play users, specifically, will also be given the option to purchase this skin for $0.99, $4.99, or $24.99 (depending on how much they would like to donate).
âAs Sharkee has quickly become a favorite character among both Gameloft fans and employees alike, it seems only right that he also becomes a spokesman for a global issue currently affecting his species,â said Gonzague de Vallois, SVP of Publishing for Gameloft. âFor that reason, Gameloft is thrilled to be able to partner with strong brands such as Discovery Channel and WildAid, who are both advocates for the cause and saving such a beautiful species from further endangerment.â
As shark finning has dramatically increased over the course of the last decade, an even more urgent need for a solution has emerged. Today, the unregulated shark fin trade poses one of the most severe threats to the worldâs shark populations â with up to 73 million sharks harvested annually to meet the rapidly growing demand for shark fin soup. Through this partnership, WildAid will be able to use the funds raised towards reducing the demand for shark fin soup through their global public awareness campaign and educational initiatives.
âWith the drastic decline in shark populations, it has become imperative that we reverse this trend by reducing demand for products derived from these magnificent creatures,â added Peter Knights, co-Founder of WildAid. âWe are thrilled to partner with Gameloft and Discovery Channel, two brands that have successfully brought sharks into mainstream popular culture and are using their respective platforms to encourage shark conservation and marine stewardship.â
Shark Dash is currently available on Google Play & the App Store. For more information, you can also check out the new Shark Dash trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHp8QVxWFdQ For more information about shark finning and how you can join in on the fight against it, please visit www.wildaid.com. Discovery Channelâs Shark Week is cableâs longest-running programming event and will celebrate its 25th anniversary with eight all-new specials beginning Sunday, August 12 at 9pm ET/PT.
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