Old Spice and Dikembe Mutombo Save the World One Pixel at a Time

The world is scheduled to shut down for good on December 21 of this year, according to a few people here and there. That sure sounds problematic. Old Spice has recognized the need for a premiere defender in this time of need.

Apocalypse? Dikembe Mutombo wags his finger. Not in his house.

4 1/2 Weeks to the End of the World is a new flash game from Old Spice and developer Adam Saltsman, wherein Mutombo emphatically rejects the prospect of the world’s upcoming untimely end. The pixelated affair will see new levels added as we plod towards December 21, which will draw from current events to show Mutombo fighting off signs of the impending apocalypse. Fortunately, with the world we live in, we can rest assured that the development team won’t be hurting for material.

Points from all players around the world will be aggregated to power a digital wood-carver, who will be toiling away to add new rings to the Mayan calendar, adding years onto Earth’s life. Which is appropriate, because that’s probably what the Mayans would have been doing now if their civilization hadn’t been wiped out.

Along the way, Mutombo will receive missions from his commander, Science the Bear – a talking bear who is a scientist and wears nice sweaters. In level one, Mutombo must defeat the forces of Gangnam Style, which have lingered a little too long for Science the Bear’s liking. Also, it might stop people from voting, even though Americans voted a few weeks ago. But, you know, whatever. We’re dealing with a talking bear here. You’ll need to travel to the literal heart of America, and fight the great and terrible boss that lurks within. I’ll let you discover that one on your own.

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