4. February 2012

Goldener Spatz 2012 for online game Nordmeerforscher.de

Awards

KIDS interactive wins “Goldener Spatz” in the category “Best online game”

The Erfurt children’s media agency KIDS interactive is very happy. A few months after the start of the online game Nordmeerforscher.de the project was honoured today with the “Goldenen Spatzen 2012” in the category “Best online game”. The most important German children’s media festival “Goldener Spatz” celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The fact that the selected children’s jury determines the award winner for the Goldenen Spatzen from many hundreds of applicants makes this award a very special honour. The award-winning project was realised by KIDS interactive as part of the “A network for children” initiative of the Federal government. Erfurt, 11 May 2012. In the online game “North Sea researchers – Adventure in the depths of the sea” children can virtually dive into the depths of the North seas using their on research submarine, experience exciting adventures and learn a lot of interesting things about the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Together with Captain Hansen and the expedition ship NORDWIND (NORTH WIND) the young marine researchers must overcome a total of eight exciting game missions in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and while doing so operate the deep sea submarine and the special tools on the gripper arms themselves. So, for example, cod fish in the Gotland deep can be recorded using the special on-board camera or the existence of a seal colony can be documented. But, other underwater missions also belong to the challenges which the young submarine captains must face on “Nordmeerforscher.de” such as the repair of a defective submarine cable or the marking of old submerged ammunitions boxes from World War II. Free exploration of the various maritime areas between missions is also possible and desirable. In doing so, the children can not only discover over 20 native fish species using sonar, but also discover and salvage underwater treasures such as sunken shipwrecks, Viking swords or gold coins on the sea bed. This way the young researchers not only learn about the flora and fauna of the underwater world but also learn many interesting facts about the history of the North Sea and Baltic Sea.