It sounds too good to be true but this really is a game, where simply by having loads of fun chasing creatures around magical seas and swamps, you can help to fight a disease that currently affects 45 million people worldwide.
In fact playing SEA HERO QUEST for just 2 minutes will generate the equivalent of 5 hours of lab-based research data.
Created by GLITCHERS, presented by Deutsche Telekom and supported by scientists from University College London and University of East Anglia and the lovely people at Alzheimer’s Research, SEA HERO QUEST is an epic culmination of science and gameplay that will change the way dementia research is done forever.
One of the first symptoms of dementia is loss of navigational skills. Doctors cannot differentiate between getting lost caused by disease and getting lost caused by natural ageing because a benchmark of “normal” does not exist.
Until now … because as you play, your navigational data is tracked anonymously, stored securely and combined with every other player from around the globe, to create the world’s largest crowd sourced data set benchmarking human spatial navigation. This incredible resource will eventually lead to the development of new diagnosis tools and treatments for dementia.
Navigate Arctic Rivers, Golden Shores, Mystic Marshes, Kano Reefs and High Roller storms, collect memories in your journal and chase magical creatures like Adorabella, Galleo and Octopoid. Collect as many starfish as possible and use them to customise your boat with a new lick of paint, a host of flags and much more!
Deutsche Telekom believes that life is for sharing, that’s why they are presenting SEA HERO QUEST – a game to help scientists fight dementia and work towards a future where memories are shared not lost before their time.
Join the Quest and be a real-life hero.
Sea Hero Quest does not access, store or submit any HealthKit related data. Sea Hero Quest uses ResearchKit to ask optional scientific questions for further helping the research.
What's new in version 1.3.0
A massive thank you to the 2.5m people who played the game. The first exciting research results will be made public very soon… --------------------- Hey Sea Hero! It’s time to continue your quest through two new exciting worlds; from the volcanic Kano Reef to the thunderous High Rollers. Help us collect more data for scientists to continue the fight against dementia. With your help we can #GameForGood Need to knows: Added five new bonus levels. Created two new worlds! We’ve squashed a few bugs.
Need help? Use our walkthrough or sign up and make your contribution today.
The Sea Hero Quest app game is now available for free on iOS. The application is compatible with iOS 8.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.
Download Sea Hero Quest and play on your iPhone or iPad (See button below). If you have an Android or Windows device, you can find links to download this app here.
Developer site: Support
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Fun and advancing science at same time.
Love this app
Fun with a purpose
Great Game For A Good Cause
A few flaws but a fun game for a great cause
One of the best games ever!!!