[games_access] Daedalic Developing Serious Game to Fight Illiteracy

Sandra Uhling sandra_uhling at web.de
Thu Nov 5 10:19:48 EST 2009

Hi Joshua,

that is a nice idea.

Maybe we should include these person in this discussion?

Claas Paletta
PR & New Business Manager
Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
Workport Unit 2
Papenreye 53
22453 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 43261272
Fax: +49 40 43261271
Mail: cp at daedalic.de
Internet: www.daedalic.de

Dipl.-Päd. Steffen Malo
Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung,
Institutsteil Rostock Joachim-Jungius-Straße 11
18059 Rostock
Tel. +49 (0) 381 / 4024-128
Fax +49 (0) 381 / 4024-199
steffen.malo at igd-r.fraunhofer.de

Best regards,

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----

> Von: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-

> bounces at igda.org] Im Auftrag von Joshua Caulfield

> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 5. November 2009 15:17

> An: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

> Betreff: Re: [games_access] Daedalic Developing Serious Game to Fight

> Illiteracy


> Dear Sandra,


> Do you think this would make a good story for the IGDA newsletter?

> Would any of the folks on this list like to take a crack at putting

> together a 500 word article? You can reference the press release or

> create the article whole cloth, but as I read these discussions, I

> think there are some really interesting things going on that the larger

> community might find interesting.


> Any thoughts?


> Joshua


> ________________________________


> From: games_access-bounces at igda.org on behalf of Sandra Uhling

> Sent: Wed 11/4/2009 4:51 PM

> To: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'

> Subject: [games_access] Daedalic Developing Serious Game to Fight

> Illiteracy




> Hello,



> Daedalic is producing a game for people who have Dyscalulia, Dysgraphia

> and Dyslexia.

> This game is aimed to motivate them to learn more.



> "Daedalic Developing Serious Game to Fight Illiteracy

> Hamburg/Germany: February 12, 2009. Increasingly, games are recognized

> for their largely untapped potential to make complex things easy to

> learn: As part of the „Alphabit“- project for the development of an

> educational game for functional illiterates, Daedalic Entertainment is

> producing a serious game with the German Adult Education Association

> and the Fraunhofer Institute.

> „Early-on, we have made the development of serious games a part of our

> business. Daedalic Entertainment is focussed on producing and marketing

> games with a strong narrative bent.

> Such games are ideally suited for educational purposes and this

> exciting project takes us a significant step further in expanding this

> part of our business“, said Carsten Fichtelmann, Managing Director of

> Daedalic Entertainment.

> The game is intended to motivate adults that have severe problems

> reading, writing and calculating. In Germany alone, there are an

> estimated four million „functional illiterates“, yet only a fraction of

> them make use of the available educational programs. Aim of the project

> is to give affected persons new motivation to educate themselves and to

> give them the opportunity to train and improve their literacy in a

> playful manner.

> Partners in this project are the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer

> Graphics Research in Rostock, the German Adult Education Association,

> the German Institute for Adult Education in Bonn and the Adult

> Education Association of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern in Schwerin. The

> project is funded by the German Federal Ministery of Education and

> Research as part of the initiative for adult literacy and basic

> education.

> The completed game will be distributed for free and used in Adult

> Education courses across the country. It is also planned to be made

> available in job centers as well as via internet download.

> About Daedalic Entertainment

> Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer and

> video games worldwide, focussing on the production of entertainment

> software with strong narratives. The company based in Hamburg, Germany

> offers international partners services in the fields of development,

> publishing and consulting. With its talented internal team and an

> expansive network of experienced service providers, Daedalic is the

> ideal partner for games marketing, development and publishing.

> Daedalic has successfuly marketed products like Ankh – Battle of the

> Gods, Benoît Sokal’s Sinking Island and eXperience112 and has won

> accolades, incl. two 2008 German Developer Awards for Edna &

> Harvey: The Breakout, its first internally developed title. Currently,

> the German company is developing the titles A New Beginning and The

> Whispered World, as well as additional new and innovative games.

> www.daedalic.de"


> Source: Press release by Daedalic



> The project is part of: alphabit

> www.projekt-alphabit.de



> Best regards,

> Sandra Uhling


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