iPhone application developer People Operating Technology has released Wildfire Fighter
, an educational action game featuring the forest fire awareness icon Smokey the Bear.
In Wildfire Fighter
, players control the Bell 205 Helitanker, a helicopter equipped with a water-filled belly tank. Players must draw lines on the iPhone's touch screen to navigate the skies above a burning wooded area and extinguish fires while avoiding collisions and harsh winds.
features a donated media placement of Smokey the Bear's likeness and famous slogan, "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires." The app also includes a link to Smokey's official mobile website, to further promote wildfire awareness.
"We're very proud to have developed a game that is not only a lot of fun but also generates awareness to a persistent environmental issue," said Jason Petralia, CEO of People Operating Technology, "We want to remind users that wildfires are a real problem, and by linking to the Smokey Bear mobile site, we are hoping to encourage safety and responsibility outdoors as well."