Mobile Premier League (MPL)has onboarded anti-trafficking game called MISSING on its platform jointly with Missing Link Trust, an NGO which combines art and technology to create mass awareness in order to prevent sex trafficking.
MISSING, developed by the Missing Link Trust, is a multi-lingual interactive game designed to allow players to experience what a missing person goes through when she is trafficked into the inhumane and cruel world of prostitution, a world into which millions of girls are lost every year.
Data based on reports available with Missing Link Trust suggests that two girls are trafficked in India every hour. The game, available in Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, Gujarati, Maithili and Tamil, is targeted at a mature audience and provides the experience of the dark world of human trafficking and raises awareness about it. Players assume the role of the missing person, making choices and assessing risks for themselves to find their way to the illusive freedom.
The MISSING game comes under the genre of ‘Games for Change’ by tackling the first ‘P for Prevention’ of the United Nation’s four Ps against trafficking.
MPL aims to take anti-trafficking game to a larger audience of 90 million users across India and other global markets. MPL, which currently has 70 games on its platform, is consistently expanding its portfolio by adding games of different genres.
Commenting on the launch, MPL GM and India head Namratha Swamy said: “We are excited to onboard an innovative game like MISSING which aims to spread awareness and prevent sex trafficking. MPL has always been focused on getting innovative and skill-based games of different genres on its platforms to cater to a wider audience. We are confident that Missing Link Trust’s innovative game and MPL’s cutting edge technology will ensure greater reach and awareness about prevention of sex trafficking.”
Missing founder Leena Kejriwal said: “Our game is built to expose the players to the world of sex-trafficking. By putting the players at the feet of the victim it lets them experience a fraction of her plight and desperation to escape. This has proven to build empathy towards girls being sold and can make a bigger change. We strongly believe our innovation and MPL technology will amplify our greater goal of preventing sex trafficking.”