We all know the conventional tuna industry is terrible. It’s cartoon-bad, video-game-villain-evil, worse than Wario, King Hippo, Dark Link, Sub-Zero, Gannon, Mother Brain, or Bowser. The companies that rip up our oceans for profit terrorize sea life like Clyde, Blinky, Inky, and Pinky terrorize Pac-Man, relentlessly chasing our heroes through tougher and tougher mazes until —–.
Out in the ocean, it’s samesies with the worst of the tuna industry. Chicken of the Sea, Bumblebee, and Starkist single-mindedly pursue profit while killing countless sharks, sea turtles, and manta rays just so they can stuff as much cheap tuna in their cans as possible.
Sadly for the ocean, there’s no restart button.
While what this industry does in the far-off ocean seems remote to most of us, we all know what it feels like to be chased around by Pac Man ghosts (NOT GOOD!), which is why Greenpeace has created a Pac Man style video game to help illustrate just what the tuna industry is up to out there on the high seas. In our game, you can help the baby shark, sea turtle, or manta ray escape from the supermarket tuna aisles of death before they get hunted down by the tuna industry’s mercenaries.
In Pac Man, the ghosts pursue you through more and more difficult mazes. In our game, Starkist, Chicken of the Sea, and Bumblebee chase you through supermarket aisles as you attempt to free the tuna with only a few sustainable “safe” aisles to project you. After you work through the relatively safe havens of Safeway and Whole Foods, things are going to get more dangerous. By the time you reach Publix, you will be swimming for your life.
Are you ready player one?