LP Recharge, also known as Linkin Park Recharge, is a free-to-play action-puzzle game, which is composed by American rock band Linkin Park. The game was release on September 12, 2013, as it is a current playable game on Facebook. The game is focused on solving puzzles and also attempting to rise awareness about parts of the world that don’t have reliable power.
The game was announced on June 20, 2012; almost a year before the release of the game. A trailer was launched for the game in late August 2013. The game had 30,000 gamers in its first day. An official single by the band and electro house musician Steve Aoki, entitled “A Light That Never Comes”, was unlocked by collecting 10 million MWh total in the game by the gamers on September 16, 2013. The single is also the opening track, along with a Rick Rubin reboot as the closing track, for the band’s second remix album Recharged.
The game allows player to become a hero to save the world from the hybrids. LP Recharge takes place in a not-too-distant future where humans have depleted all natural resources on the planet. Society and what little energy stores remain have been seized control of by machines and an elite minority. Players join cooperatively to battle their captors and recharge the world with clean, sustainable energy. LP Recharge will be made available to play through Facebook and have a 3D UNITY graphic.
Energy poverty and sustainable energy are critically important to co-developer Linkin Park. Launched in 2005, their non-profit charity organization Music for Relief provides aid to people affected by natural disasters and supports environmental and clean energy projects. Music for Relief’s current environmental program, Power the World, was created to bring attention to the 1.3 billion people worldwide whose lack of electricity compromises their health, safety, education, and livelihoods. The social game LP Recharge brings attention to energy poverty and clean energy solutions.