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Joye consults on new video game ‘Beyond Blue’

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 12:47pm
By:
Alan Flurry

In a gaming experience that takes players into the near future to explore the mysteries of the ocean, “Beyond Blue” is a new video game launched by E-Line Media in conjunction with the BBC and the researchers behind its “Blue Planet II” series.

The game allows players to become part of a new research team using groundbreaking technologies to see, hear and interact with the ocean in a meaningful way. University of Georgia Regents’ Professor Samantha Joye, a deep-sea oceanography expert who participated in the “Blue Planet II” documentary series, served as a consultant on “Beyond Blue.”

“’Beyond Blue’ is more than a video game. It’s an immersive tour through a fascinating and magical world that will leave you wanting to know more — and to do more,” Joye said. “The game will motivate all players to learn more about the ocean and for some, playing will inspire engagement in ocean advocacy. Surely some players will be motivated to pursue a career in ocean science.”

“Beyond Blue” presents players with the opportunity to explore the mysteries of the ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist, as she takes a deep dive with her research team to learn more about our otherworldly underwater environments.

 

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