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Thanks to Kerb for knocking this together for us in record time. The idea came out of a skype conversation between Andrew and and Adele. She asked where she could get a t-shirt of Splashy Pants holding a banner that said FREE JUNICHI. Somehow that morphed into… yeah… and then we need the game. Oh, wait, we need A GAME.
Kerb built this for us the way we build all our flash assets: separate layer for the text, fetched from an XML file whose location is specified in a texturl variable, so that any office can easily translate, localize links, and nationalize the game by changing the XML, uploading it to their site, and changing the texturl variable in the embed code. OK, that was geeky, I know, but it’s one of the policies I’m proud of at Greenpeace International –we build to share.
And on that note, while I’m increasingly concerned about Junichi and Toru — they’re doing fine, but the aggro they are suffering in a country that has no concept of civil disobedience is deep and probably long-term — the universal response of Greenpeace and Greenpeace supporters worldwide has been an inspiring thing to behold.
Our internal politics are about what you’d expect of a bunch of headstrong, stubborn anti-authoritarians. Agreeing globally to focus on one thing is harder for us than it should be. But when something like this happens, and two of our own are under threat, it’s astounding how quickly those coöperative muscles leap into action, and before you know it every website of every office in every country is making a single, unified demand: