RENO, NV - "I think it's probably the first positive game out there in the role playing genre," says 2Word Software C.O.O. Randy Pease.
Reno mobile game developer 2Word software has created a unique RPG game called Unity for mobile devices like the IPhone. They hope it will appeal to audiences who are sick of negative messages in many modern day games.
"Rather than teaching your kids how to go out and kill and rob and steal, you're teaching your kids how to go out and do projects together," says Pease.
Unity allows user-created characters to build community and good will through a series of progressive adventures.
"For those adventures, you'll be rewarded items. You can be doing things like starting a soup kitchen," says Pease.
And who are some of their top targets they're marketing this toward?
Few demographics know more about phone gaming than the college crowd. Just take it from these UNR students.
"I play a lot of the Hanging With Friends and the Draw Something game," says Quniton Flury.
"Angry Birds. Right now, I'm really hooked on Temple Run," says Irslan Sabir.
So, can a positive game like Unity be successful?
"I think it would be a good influence for some of the younger kids. Some of the games coming out right now are pretty violent," says Flury.
"Naturally I think a lot of people go for the destruction games, but you never know," says Tom Sosa.
"Depends on how addicting it is," says Sabir.
Before these guys can play Unity, the developers plan to hire a couple of graphic designers to sew up the project. They estimate it will take about two and a half more months to complete the game.
2Word Software needs to raise $50,000 for marketing costs. To help, log on to www.kickstarter.com and type "Unity" into the search bar.