UK Android owners Uplifted by Channel 4′s “positive thinking” game

Channel 4 has launched a weird little Android game called Uplifted on the Play Store, which is a peculiar exercise in the power of positive thinking. The aim of the game it to “cultivate optimism” in the brains of players by asking them to think of the good things in their lives. If there are any. There’s also a game component involving bouncing a little ball person around a maze.

Here it is. It looks quite a happy experience:

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Uplifted is part of Channel 4′s educational output. It recently released Supersight on Android as well, which is currently languishing on the “50 – 100″ downloads count.

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  1. Persus-9

     /  January 15, 2013

    “This item cannot be installed in your device’s country.” Thanks, Channel 4. I know this would have been partly funded by tax revenue so I wouldn’t mind if there was a paid version available here in Sweden but not selling it and not allowing foreigners and expats like myself to play just seems senseless.

  2. Faraz Osman

     /  January 22, 2013

    Thanks for the note Persus – we’ve updated the games meta-data and both Uplifted and SuperSight should now be available worldwide, for free (it might take a couple of hours for the change to occur in the stores).

    To be clear, Channel 4 is a public-service broadcaster that is commercially self-funded. No tax revenue went into this production.

    Thanks,

    Faraz
    Editor of Education, Channel 4

    • Gary_C

       /  January 22, 2013

      Awesome. The Global Happiness Index is already up 24 points in early afternoon trade.

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