Ocean Explorer – gameplay
Join the journey of real humpback whales! Ocean Explorer is an adventure game where live data from the humpback whale's route creates a game full of learning experiences about whales and the marine environment.
The children follow the whales' migration pattern from Iceland to the Caribbean and can explore the life of humpback whales in safe surroundings. The game is structured around game loops, where the children meet the typical obstacles for humpback whale – such as oil platforms, noise pollution and whalers – and must develop solutions, test and adapt their ideas.
The game uses gameplay and storytelling to engage children in learning situations about humpback whales. With data directly from the whales' journeys, Ocean Explorer create a connection between the game's digital universe and the real world – while engaging the children in environmental issues.
The production includes translation of core data, style guide, character development, manuscript, storytelling, game design and user test.