DE­FEND­ERS OF THE FU­TURE

EDGE - - JUST CAUSE -

As a videogame en­voy for Whale And Dol­phin Con­ser­va­tion’s cause,

Abzû couldn’t be a bet­ter fit. “If we’d sat down as a char­ity and tried to con­ceive of the most per­fect game for our cause, it would be Abzû,” Ab­bie Cheesman tells us. “The whole ex­pe­ri­ence is beau­ti­ful, and the team are all divers and free divers.” Pub­lisher 505 Games was keen to see Gi­ant Squid and WDC work­ing to­gether, but what drove that? “Pri­mar­ily the de­sire to be more to our au­di­ence than just a game or com­pany,” Erik Heiberg ex­plains. “Matt Nava, cre­ative di­rec­tor on Abzû, is very pas­sion­ate about pro­tect­ing ocean and sea life and that comes through in the theme of the game. We all recog­nise that there’s an op­por­tu­nity to unite

Abzû’s com­mu­nity around some­thing big­ger than the game and the part­ner­ship with WDC rep­re­sents that per­fectly.”

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