The game developer Must Games and the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) announced on the 22nd that they have signed a business agreement to respond to climate change through cooperation in the forestry sector.
The agreement, signed at the AFoCO Secretariat in Yeouido, Seoul on the afternoon of the 22nd, states that both parties will cooperate to restore forests through Must Games games, encourage general citizen participation and improve the lives of residents of reforestation areas.
In particular, the climate crisis response game ‘Plant World’, which is being produced by Must Games, is expected to serve as a pathway for the forest creation project. Users of this game can contribute to the reforestation business in Central Asia, where desertification is severe, such as Kazakhstan, just by playing the game.
‘Plant World’, which was selected in the social contribution category of the ‘Functional Game Content Production Support Project’ in 2021 by the Korea Creative Content Agency, is a simulation game that operates a virtual international organization and saves the planet from carbon emissions.
Must Games CEO Kang Baek-joo said, “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to ride on the shoulders of the giant Asian Forest Cooperation Organization.
Ricardo Calderon, Secretary General of the Asian Forestry Cooperation Organization, said, “I hope that more people will be interested in forest restoration and reforestation projects through the Plant World Game. hope,” he said.
Must Games is a game development company composed of developers with at least 10 years of experience in NCsoft and Netmarble. Released works include ‘Rogue Universe’, a space strategy game that won the ‘Unreal Dev Grant’ award, and ‘Gaussian Electronic Puzzle’ based on Naver Webtoon as an IP. Recently, he is developing games and apps with the theme of ‘ESG’ and the environment.
AFoCO is an international organization proposed and established by Korea during the ASEAN-Korea Special Summit in 2009 to respond to international forestry issues such as climate change and forest restoration. It has a secretariat in Yeouido. In April this year, it was approved as an official development assistance (ODA) eligible organization by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s Development Assistance Committee.