Late Comedy King’s environmental advocacy immortalized in new game
The family of the late Comedy King Dolphy will lead the launch of a new game app featuring their father as protagonist-hero today.
The downloadable game, titled “Dolphy Clean Up” features a main character patterned after the looks and demeanor of the iconic funnyman. Described by its creators as “fun and educational,” the app is also intended to raise awareness on environmental protection.
The Quizons partnered with iGen Technologies—a US-based software development and consulting services company, with offices in the Philippines—to develop the game “in memory of Dolphy.”
Game app enthusiasts can enjoy a total of four stages: City Cleaner, Forrest Protector, Ocean Hero, and Air Guardian, which cover 36 exciting levels that promote “positive adventure.”
“Dolphy Clean Up aims to educate people, especially children, on the importance of trash segregation and propel disposal,” relates the late actor’s son Eric, the spokesman of the family.
The app will be available initially on the App Store for iPads, and very soon for iPhones. It will also be available for purchase on Google Play for Andriod mobile devices in early 2014.
The Quizon family will further hold a special launch of Dolphy Clean Up in the US, namely the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where the comedian has many fans.
Dolphy’s brood developed the app for the Dolphy Aid Para Sa Pinoy Foundation, Inc., which channels the late actor’s advocacies, particularly his care for the environment and safety of everyday Filipinos. This same foundation was behind the Dolphy Alay Tawa, a fund-raising tribute and benefit concert held in 2012, a few months after the passing of the Philippine Entertainment Legend in July.
Son Epy shared, “A certain percentage of the download proceeds will be directed to efforts being made to rehabilitate and reconstruct communities in the Visayan region affected by the devastation brought about by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
Dolphy Clean Up is now available on the App Store.