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  Pylon Town: A new educational app for Western Power
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

How do circuits work? Why is electricity dangerous? What kinds of things do we use electricity for? Pylon Town is a new app that introduces children to these and other topics in a set of seven games developed exclusively for Western Power Distribution. Each game is different and has been designed with both fun and learning in mind.


Imogen Adams of Turbo Island Games says “Engaging children with topics that they might not usually explore can be challenging, but games and apps present a perfect opportunity. We’ve used a lot of electricity facts to design our games and we hope that’s made them even more fun to play. We’ve also managed to sneak in a good dose of quirky humour.”

  • Blackout Help the mayor chase away squirrels and pigeons to stop blackouts.

  • Watch Out! Tap on the electrical hazards in the Sparks’ family home before they get a shock.

  • Circuits Help Archie fix his train set by building circuits.

  • Power Guzzlers Be an electricity superhero with Pylon Man, zapping old and inefficient appliances.

  • Shiny Happy Customers Drive quickly between houses to help priority customers with their energy needs while being on the lookup for useful objects to go in the emergency grab bag.

  • Total Power In this clicker game you need to build out the national grid to make sure the whole country prospers.

  • Time for Change How will the Pylon Town look in 2070 if we don’t use our energy wisely? In this game you can speak to its future citizens and collect evidence to bring back to the present day.


Emma Vincent from Western Power says “Topics like household safety and appliance efficiency don’t usually grab children’s attention, but these games are fast, zany and heaps of fun. We think they’ll have a lot of laughs and pick up some valuable information along the way.”


Pylon Town is currently free on the App Store and can also be played without touch screen online.

Western Power Distribution provides power to 7.9 million customers in the Midlands, the South West and South Wales.

Pylon Town is developed by Turbo Island Games and Large Visible Machine.


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