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Play game, save animals!

Play game, save animals!

Posted 20 May 2013   by Amy         Permalink | 6 Comments

Tags: vegetarian, game, farming, go veg

Run Cow Run is my new favourite phone game. Sorry Candy Crush Saga, I still love you, but who wouldn't want to save this little cow from being turned into steak, and help her rescue other farm animals?!


The creator of this marvellous (and FREE) app, Oren Bengigi, describes it as the game that the meat industry doesn't want you to know about. We think this game is just great and so we picked the creator's brain about where the idea came from. Turns out, it's based on a true story!

What inspired you to make Run Cow Run?

I saw a YouTube video about a cow called Maxine, who escaped from a slaughterhouse and was rescued by a farm sanctuary. I really liked the story and decided to make a game based on the idea of a cow that runs for her life. I was a vegetarian for 13 years and at that time I decided to become vegan and also started developing the game.

What do you want people to take away from the game?

In most games, players identify with the main character. The message I'm trying to pass on is that animals are not a product - they have feelings and needs. During the game the cow escapes and on the way she can rescue other farm animals (pigs, chickens, ducks and goats). They are locked in cages, just like in real life, but the players have the possibility to save them and lead them to a nearby animal shelter. (They also have the possibility to save animals in real life!)

Most people don't know what it took to produce the food they are eating. The meat and dairy industries are cruel and the only way to stop it is by not eating animal products. Nowadays it is very easy to go vegan, there are lots of tasty alternatives and the food is healthier too.

How has the response been so far?

Most of the players like it and say that the cow is very cute. Some are annoyed when the cow is caught by the farmer, but I can't make the game too easy! Our current game ratings are 4.6 out of 5.0, so there aren't many complaints.

What is the cow's name?

Her name is Maxine. And her number is 269, based on this campaign.


You can start saving farm animals NOW. Download Run Cow Run using the links below. It's FREE! (It's also free to save animals in real life. Here's how.)

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bengigi.runcowrun
iPhone - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/run-cow-run/id590455866?ls=1&mt=8

Do you know of any other games with a great animal message? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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sammstein sammstein 21 May 2013
1
rad!
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OinkMoo OinkMoo 24 May 2013
2
This game is so addictive XD
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VegeMum VegeMum 27 May 2013
3
My son loves it!
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twisted soul twisted soul 6 June 2013
4
I was playing it then, didn't know how to evade the farmer and was shocked when I got stabbed!
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Okami ovo vegetarian Okami ovo vegetarian 11 November 2014
5
I LOVE this game so much!!!
Avoid getting stabbed by the farmer is easy, just duck him,
Rescueing the animals when their buryed under the stone/wood/hay is the hard part when you have to use the shield
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Okami ovo vegetarian Okami ovo vegetarian 11 November 2014
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I love this game.The farmer is not the hard part (you can just duck him) but when the animals are buryed under the piles of stone/wood/hay bales that is hard,
I just use the shield, the bomb or the speed boost to free them when their buryed deep %uD83D%uDE09
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