Save the Rhino: Army vs Poachers

Help the South African Army stop poachers from killing rhinos over the vast plains of Africa in this gamified take on news.

This game was the final one we made for our month long (Nov 2012) project of gamifying’s news. We’d looked at smart roadsSpaceX’s rocket testingnomad planets and for this final game we’ve explored the story of how the South African army is being deployed to fight poaching. In this game we wanted to explore the size of the land that needs to be covered to protect the rhino, yet also inject some gameplay into proceedings. We’ve done this via a homage of a classic old-school game; Cabal!

This game was first featured on – click here for more information on GameTheNews and Wired’s collaborations on newsgames, created to inspire debate and raise awareness.

Embedding the Game in your Article

You are welcome to embed this game on your site.  If you wish to do so, cut and paste the text below into the HTML editor of your site:

<iframe src=”” width=”455″ height=”300″ scrolling=”no”></iframe>

Some blogging systems (such as currently don’t let you embed a HTML5 object, so if you use such as system and want to embed the game, you’ll need to do so via an image and a link:

<a href=””><img alt=”Save the Rhino: Army vs Poachers Image” src=”” width=”250″ height=”200″ /></a>


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  1. Author

    Thanks Cora!

  2. Cora smith

    Hi guys,
    Just read about your website and your initiative to blend news and gaming, think it is a great idea. Keep up the good work (:

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