2017, Angry Birds and
Rovio veterans teamed up with the brains from CERN and Oxford to create the
best science learning game on the planet, Big Bang Legends. The first game by
Finland-based learning game studio Lightneer, integrates both
casual and fun gameplay with educational content about particle physics. The
Game launches today in Singapore and is available for free download from
Vesterbacka, Co-Founder of Lightneer, says “Finland and Singapore are
world leaders in education and technology, both top the global PISA scores, but
with wholly different mindsets. It’s great to launch our first game in
Singapore bringing the two leaders together.”
Bang Legends app is free to download. For a monthly
subscription of 1.49 SGD, users can go ad-free and gain access to exclusive
video learning content tailor-made by expert professors from Oxford & CERN.
Game levels consists of puzzles and mazes, various kinds of antimatter monsters
and collectible rewards. The periodic table becomes familiar when collecting
and upgrading all 118 unique characters with special superpowers, and by
playing, teach the element names and symbols.
Järvilehto, CEO of Lightneer says: “We want to make the playful
and inclusive Finnish model accessible to everybody in the world to get great
learning results through fun learning.” “Five years ago we’d joke that one day
we’ll teach quantum
physics to five-year-olds. Now we’re seeing five-year-olds playing Big Bang
Legends and having conversations about quarks, protons and atoms. It’s pretty
GAME DEVELOPERS TEAMED UP WITH WORLD’S TOP SCIENTISTS
consists of Finland’s game industry veterans with backgrounds at companies
like Rovio, Digital Chocolate and Gameloft.
Lightneer’s advisory board includes global gaming and science legends such
Professor Marcus du Sautoy, CERN Head of Global Outreach Rolf Landua and
former Mattel and Sega
CEO Tom Kalinske.
global lead market, the game launches in Singapore today. Student game
workshops were led at schools, such as Stamford American International
School (SAIS) whose students first beta-tested the concept yesterday. “Stamford
American was thrilled to collaborate with Lightneer on Big Bang Legends, which
is a fun and engaging game that we intend to use to introduce the concepts of
physics and science to our students”, says Craig Kemp, Head of
Education Technology at SAIS.