Aardman win TIGA Award for Full Steam Ahead game
ardman were delighted to be presented with their first ever TIGA at the games industry awards ceremony held at Pinewood Studios in London last night. The team picked up the prize for ss Great Britain’s interactive game Full Steam Ahead which won in the Best Game with a Purpose category. There was strong competition in the category with Crash Lab for Channel 4 ‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’, Preloaded’s ‘TyrAnt’, Space Budgie with ‘9.03m’, Sumo Digital’s ‘Nike+ Kinect Training’ and Virtually Free’s ‘Phobia Free’ all being shortlisted.
Full Steam Ahead is an interactive experience developed for Brunel’s ss Great Britain and the Science Museum that aims to encourage children to engage with culture and the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The game can be played in the classroom as well as at home with their families.
The game, which is available online and on android and iOS, has been designed to teach pupils that Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s determination and resilience to persevere, solve problems and his ability to learn from mistakes helped him to succeed. Teaching the children about Brunel’s work and scientific methods, whilst guiding and encouraging them to become problem solvers themselves.
The game has been developed as part of a three year project called Museums and Schools, which aims to give 8,000 local children the chance to visit Brunel’s ss Great Britain during years 6 & 7, as well as return with their families during the summer holidays. It is part of a national initiative supported by Arts Council England.