Rovio Entertainment subsidiary Hatch, a cloud gaming service available through mobile devices and smart TVs, is partnering with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development to publish games that support the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (including gender equality, clean water and climate action).
Developed or approved by the Institute, the games will be part of the Hatch Kids offering for premium subscribers and are set to start rolling out in Q1 2019. Hatch is available through Google Play in select European countries and the footprint will expand to include additional regions at a later date.
According to UNESCO MGIEP, play is an essential part of well-being, and games can help children develop into more attentive and compassionate people. Hatch Kids is not supported by advertising or in-game purchases.
Last year, Rovio estimated it would invest up to US$18 million in Hatch.