Frankfurt-based developer and publisher Deck13 today announced the nomination of its children’s game Imagoras – The Return of the Pictures for the prestigious German Grimme Online Award 2016 in the “Culture and Entertainment” category. The award-winning game was a development collaboration with the Städel Museum in Frankfurt.
Jan Klose (Managing Director, Deck13): “What a wonderful surprise – we are excited to see Imagoras among the nominations. The nominating committee particularly enjoyed that this form of entertainment has its place online, and even better when there is an educational component to it or when it is educational and entertaining at the same time.”
Max Hollein (Director, Städel Museum): “We are incredibly proud having received this nomination, and we are still in awe watching children having so much fun with our game. You have to liberate artworks from the darkness back into the world of color. Children learn in a playful way to examine pieces of art and use their imagination. It is a great contemporary method for art education that also appeals to adults.”
Imagoras – The Return of the Pictures is a point-and-click adventure for iOS and Android operating systems that allows children age eight and up in a fun and effortless way to explore master artworks of different eras. Together with their lively companion character, Flux, children need to solve riddles in order to return fantasy to a world turned gray.
The Grimme Online Award has been awarding high quality online content that is available to the general public since 2001. The annual award ceremony is meant to give users a benchmark for publishing quality on the internet.
The Grimme Online Award ceremony will take place on June 24 in Cologne, Germany and will celebrate selected winners as well as the recipient of the People’s Choice Award, which is open for public vote here.
Imagoras – The Return of the Pictures is available for free form the App Store, Google Play, amazon and Samsung GALAXY Apps.
Official website Imagoras – The Return of the Pictures: http://imagoras.staedelmuseum.de/
Official website Deck13: http://www.deck13.com
Official website Grimme Online Award 2016: http://www.grimmeinstitut.de/html/index.php?id=7
Official website People’s Choice Award: http://www.tvspielfilm.de/news-undspecials/grimme/gewinnspiel/publikumspreis-grimme-online-award-2016-das-beste-imnetz,8352655,ApplicationArticle.html