The Serious Game Design Course had its kick off in January 2022 during the traditional EduMais Summer Camp. And it was a great succes.
The project encourages the creation of digital games by children from the favelas through a framework named “I’ve made my game.” The process, based on collaboration, imagination, allows children to be involved in intellectual and affective activities of negotiation, ideas development, results analysis, interaction and creation.
Play is one of the most important aspects of a child’s life. Why? Because through playing children learn to think creatively and interact socially.
Through play, they develop physically and discover a slew of emotional skills and they learn how to process the world. In short, play is pivotal to your child’s development. Play is how children learn.
The project was done in collaboration with GAMES FOR HEALTH EUROPE FOUNDATION, a Dutch non-governmental organization. With their professional help more than 40 children participated in the educational game design course.