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A Facebook Game That’s Actually Good for Something: MyConservationPark Links Virtual Parks to Those in the Real World

Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia (July 15, 2011) – Good World Games and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International are excited to announce their partnership in MyConservationPark’s gorilla mission. It’s a fun, educational Facebook game that allows players to manage their own Gorilla Park while helping to save gorillas in the real world.

There’s an abundance of online social games right now, but how many social games are doing good for the world? Enter MyConservationPark, an innovative new social game with a planet-friendly aim.

In the Gorilla Park, your “hero” must be protected from an ever-growing number of human and environmental threats to the habitat. Conquer these challenges successfully and you will be rewarded with cash and karma. Enrich your hero’s habitat and balance the eco-system by buying native flora and fauna. Hire staff like rangers and veterinarians to defend your hero and keep the habitat sustainable. Good World Games donates 15% of player in-game purchases directly to The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. Friends can visit each other’s parks to help protect and better each other’s conservation habitats.

Gregory Sukornyk, CEO of Good World Games, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, an organization that has been at the forefront of efforts to protect gorillas. The Fossey Fund has fought for decades against significant odds to push back on poaching of gorillas and habitat destruction. When players buy virtual goods with real money, they are funding Fossey Fund’s efforts in the real world.”
Clare Richardson, president and CEO of the Fossey Fund, added: "You can support gorillas too. Try MyConservationPark, the game that Grist.org hails as 'the Facebook game that’s actually good for something!' Start the Gorilla Park today and support the Fossey Fund’s conservation efforts by playing to protect. Visit the following link to start your own gorilla park: http://www.myconservationpark.com/fossey. You can make a difference for these majestic creatures!"

Watch our trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPNMzH31zHM.

About Good World Games:
Good World Games, Inc. (www.goodworldgames.com) was founded in 2010 with the goal of creating socially conscious social games. We are building a movement dedicated to helping important global causes through fun and educational games offered to a wide and engaged audience. Our first game MyConservationPark is now available on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myconservationpark. The game currently supports the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund along with a host of other conservation non-profits. Our games have been featured in publications such as TechCrunch, Grist Magazine, National Geographic, Forbes Magazine, CrispGreen, Inside Social Games, Greenwala and Vegetarian Star.

About The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International:
Since its 1978 foundation, the Fossey Fund has been dedicated to the conservation and protection of the African gorilla population. The Fossey Fund’s programs include protection and care for gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, supporting rangers in the Congo and elsewhere and collaborating with community reserves to defend threatened gorilla habitats. The Fund conducts and promotes conservation research by centers in Rwanda and the Congo, as well as funding local education programs. The organization also rehabilitates poacher-captured gorillas to prepare them to return to the wild. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International dedicates 100% of its budget to gorilla conservation programs which aid people and save gorillas. With over 40 years experience in gorilla conservation, they understand what must be done to protect gorillas from extinction.

For press inquiries, please contact:

Good World Games, Inc.
Aaron Matthews
Media Relations
(954) 828-2148
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
Erika Archibald, Ph.D.
Communications Director
(404) 624-5944