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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Today, Monday 21 January 2013, Channel 4 Education announces the launch of Uplifted, a new iOS and Android app about happiness, created by digital creative agency Kanoti. 

Uplifted is set in the faraway land of Happ, a place filled with joy, wonder and delight – or least it used to be before the Viroids arrived and brought doom, gloom and destruction.

The game’s protagonist - the Happ - can restore happiness, but only with the player’s help. Players must guide the Happ along his journey by burrowing and joyously launching him through each level, relying on hidden friends for extra help to transform and restore his planet to its former happy state.

At the end of each level, players are asked questions to get them thinking about what makes them happy and in doing so can build up a bank of answers: a personal recording of the positive things in their lives. 

Uplifted is available on both the iPhone and Android phones.

Prod. Co: Kanoti

Commissioning Editor: Faraz Osman

Press Contact: Rebecca Ladbury | | 07941 224 975

Picture Publicist: Charles Fearn | | 020 7306 8516

Notes to editors

Uplifted is a commission from Channel 4’s Education team who have a focus on life skills for young people.

About Kanoti

Kanoti is a digital creative agency specialising in story-driven, cross-platform digital content in the form of animation, games and interactive experiences.

The Kanoti team is passionate about communicating messages through the emotional power of stories to create beautifully crafted, playful experiences. The company delivers award-winning work for some of the biggest names in media and entertainment including: MTV, BBC, Disney, Nickelodeon and Channel4.