“Hey, kids!” Urenco’s animated mascot, Richie Enrichment, launches new video game

Richie Enrichment (Urenco)

World Nuclear News reported today:

Urenco has launched a video game based on its science mascot, Richie Enrichment. Avilable on multiple platforms it is intended to help young people learn about energy and nuclear power.

Richie has for some time been a major part of Urenco’s education and social engagement work, conducting science workshop lessons at schools and visiting exhibitions and shows worldwide. The practical lessons are focused on basic science, energy and processes that have parallels to the uranium enrichment process Urenco undertakes for its customers.

Richie’s World of Adventure is a platform game that sees the character journey across the continents, collecting energy orbs and picking up information on electricity and nuclear energy. Building his kWh score with each energy orb, Richie must jump to avoid energy-sapping domestic appliances like washing machines, television sets and toasters. Extra kWh are available for players with the skill to land on top of the enemy appliances, while along the way are mini-games such as London Underground and a Cheese Maze in Amsterdam. It is the most ambitious of the Richie games so far, surpassing Richie’s previous tile-matching puzzle games.

Here’s a screen-grab:

 Richie Enrichment in Paris (460x325)

 I expect Richie will be every bit as informative as the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant’s fictional mascot, Smilin’ Joe Fission, who literally taught us how to sweep nuclear waste under the cartoon rug:

 Homer

 

Advertisements

About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s