Shark Dash Goes Free On iOS And Android To Help Celebrate Shark Week, Promote Conservation
Now you can download Gameloft's enjoyable title without spending a penny while also supporting sharks worldwide. Donate, you must.
Confession: We remember the first Shark Week that took place 25 years ago, and yes, that makes us old. The programming wasn't nearly as engaging as it is today, but we still crowded around the TV hoping to catch a glimpse of our favorite fish. And those Great White segments...awesome.
On that note, yes, Shark Week celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and Gameloft teamed with Discovery Channel and non-profit organization WildAid to raise awareness of shark conservation, more notably the cutting of their fins, which are then sold to make soup and silly things.
With this in mind, Shark Dash is free on iOS, and you can also download an ad-free Android version with the option of purchasing a special Fintastic Sharkee skin for $0.99, $4.99, or $24.99; this amounts to a donation for sharks. You can also sign a petition to stop the sale of shark fins by clicking here.
"As Sharkee has quickly become a favorite character among both Gameloft fans and employees alike, it seems only right that he also becomes a spokesman for a global issue currently affecting his species," said Gonzague de Vallois, SVP of Publishing for Gameloft. "For that reason, Gameloft is thrilled to be able to partner with strong brands such as Discovery Channel and WildAid, who are both advocates for the cause and saving such a beautiful species from further endangerment."
Good to see Gameloft looking out for the sharks, especially amid news of recent attacks on humans.