Setting the Scene.
The story of Scuba the Submersible is an action packed, fun-filled, thrill ride of intense game play thru virtual reality that tests your problem solving skills through difficult challenges — all the while, giving you the freedom to explore the open water environment.
You are Scuba, the great hero of the Pacific ocean reef, and you must save your home and your underwater fish friends from the pollution being caused by the evil Big Business garbage ships that coast above the surface.
But there is another, not-so-hidden, agenda that serves as the living soul of the VR experience.
Today, there exists a huge vortex of plastic garbage that has accumulated over many years from dumping and polluting our oceans.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex, is a gyre of marine debris particles in the central North Pacific Ocean discovered between 1985 and 1988. The patch extends over an indeterminate area of widely varying range depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to define the affected area.
The patch is a concentration of plastic, chemical sludge, and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. Its low density (4 particles per cubic meter) prevents detection by satellite imagery, or even by casual boaters or divers in the area. It consists primarily of a small increase in suspended, often microscopic, particles in the upper water column.
So how long does plastic take to decompose?
Plastic waste is one of many types of wastes that take too long to decompose. Normally, plastic items can take up to 1000 years to decompose in landfills. But plastic bags we use in our everyday life take 10-1000 years to decompose, while plastic bottles can take 450 years or more.
So what does all of this mean?
In short, the plastic isn’t going away. When you throw away a plastic shopping bag or a plastic water bottle, it doesn’t disappear. it ends up here…
…causing much harm to the environment.
Recycling is the top method of choice to tackle the issue, but the process of gathering the pollution is a grueling task. Thankfully, there are many private and charitable organizations who care enough to do something about it.
In ‘Scuba the Submersible’s Ocean Odyssey’, the user will encounter real-life scenarios and learn about statistics on how many tons of plastic exist floating in the ocean today and the different types of marine life that are impacted by it.
It’s About Creating Awareness.
By partnering with these charities, our aim at Avolve Innovations is to increase awareness about this real-life threat by educating the users and empowering them to take action, all the while enjoying a vr experience of underwater exploration.