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:
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: