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About the Nurdle Minigame

Sonja R. O'Brien

The Nurdle minigame in The Plastic Pipeline challenges you to take charge of cleaning up our oceans. How do you play the minigame, what are nurdles, and can you really net them?

How to Play

This minigame puts the player in charge of cleaning up small plastic pellets called "nurdles." These nurdles have gotten loose after a cargo ship lost boxes en route to a plastic products factory. Your job is to save marine life from being exposed to this pollution through quick action, netting nurdles, and cleaning up our ocean. Test your skills!

 

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Sonja R. O'Brien

Sonja R. O’Brien

Research Analyst, Serious Games Initiative
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