Zoo Rush

Zoo Rush is a mobile game that addresses sickle cell disease. It tries to not focus on the disease itself, but rather a physically active person working in their dream job that happens to have the disease. By doing this, we hoped to fight against the belief that people living with sickle cell shouldn’t be physically active as well as providing a narrative that didn’t pigeon hole a group of people. The central mechanic in the game is to capture escaped animals from the zoo while maintaining your health. You must avoid infections, manage your pain and hydrate often as a byproduct of your job. The game has received very positive feedback from the sickle cell community.