Saturday, May 12, 2018

Kyoto, Japan -- May 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eco-focused video game studio Tigertron today announced a collaboration with The Ocean Foundation, a leading Washington, D.C.-based environmental organization, to support the group’s marine conservation initiatives by including unlockable content in Tigertron’s upcoming PlayStation 4/PlayStation VR game, Jupiter & Mars, which will be playable for the first time anywhere at BitSummit Vol. 6, in Kyoto, Japan. 

“We hope that by showcasing the efforts of organizations like The Ocean Foundation that we can enrich Jupiter & Mars with fact-based scientific content that expands upon the challenges our characters face, such as ocean acidification, the melting of polar icecaps, and coral reef bleaching” said James Mielke, the creative director for Tigertron. “Video games are such a unique, interactive medium, we felt this would be the perfect way to introduce groups like The Ocean Foundation to a whole new audience of gamers active and engaged about the world they live in.” 

Mark J. Spalding, the president of The Ocean Foundation, added, "We at The Ocean Foundation are excited to join Tigertron in this unique partnership to raise awareness of the realities facing our global ocean. We hope that as players explore the digital underwater world of Jupiter & Mars, they will be inspired to protect life on our blue planet."

Jupiter & Mars is a groundbreaking new video game for PlayStation 4 and PSVR, which puts players in the role of dolphins Jupiter and her companion, Mars, as they explore five distinct "biomes," such as tropical islands and sunken underwater cities. With the help of a group of ancient whales called The Elders, Jupiter and Mars navigate a future Earth where mankind has disappeared, forcing the dolphins to confront and solve the after-effects of man’s industrial legacy. Set in spectacular environments, Jupiter & Mars is an audio/visual feast for the senses that aims to entertain gamers worldwide and inspire the video gaming community with its story and message. 

Jupiter & Mars is tentatively set for worldwide release this summer.

For more information regarding our games, our mission, and our collaborators, please visit the Tigertron website: https://www.tigertron.eco/

Contact: 
General Press Inquiries

Tigertron
​Joy Mielke
Email: joy@tigertron.eco
Website: https://www.tigertron.eco/
Twitter: @tigertronNYC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tigertonNYC/

The Ocean Foundation
Jarrod Curry
Email: jcurry@oceanfdn.org
Website: https://www.oceanfdn.org/
Twitter: @oceanfdn
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OceanFdn/

ABOUT Tigertron
Tigertron was founded with an environmental ethos in New York City in 2015, bringing two longtime friends and video game veterans together with the aim of developing games inspired by the real-world challenges of today to create fantastic, future worlds of tomorrow.

ABOUT The Ocean Foundation
The Ocean Foundation is a unique community foundation with a mission to reverse the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world.