FS launches new rail freight videogame: Smart & Green
Players can now get a taste of the logistics world with the new online videogame launched by Italian railway company Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (FS) called Smart & Green. The purpose of the videogame is to load freight trains as fast and efficiently as possible.
The game offers three difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard. The higher the level selected, the more goods to load there will be. In addition, cargo icons stay on the screen for less time when the difficulty is higher, forcing the player to think and act fast. The game is currently available only in Italian.
Smart & Green: how to play?
Each round lasts one minute and players have 5 lives. Players have to click on the cargo icons above the wagons to load them onto the trains. There are two different types of icons: red icons represent 100kg cargo and blue icons represent 150 kg cargo. For the first ones, one click, or tap, on the icon is enough to load them on the wagons. For heavier cargo icons, one must press the icon for a few seconds before the goods can be loaded.
If the players are able to handle the goods in time, they are redirected to a webpage that tells them how many tonnes of cargo they loaded, how many kilograms of CO2 were saved, and how many trees it would take to absorb it. On the same webpage, players can read more about FS’ efforts in reducing CO2 emissions and, through a link, discover more about FS’ projects for both passenger and freight trains.
Other FS games: Puzzle Project and YouMove
Puzzle Project allows players to “rebuild” some of the most important infrastructural works carried out by FS. Players can choose between 10 options: 3 easy levels, 3 medium levels, and 4 hard levels. The game requires players to recompose rail-related pictures (stations, bridges, construction sites, etc.). Once the picture is back in its original form, more information about the subject is shown. In YouMove, players are asked various questions about their preferences when it comes to traveling. After answering, players can read about what traveler profile fits them the most and read more about FS” social policies.