Antura and the Letters app builds foundational literacy skills in Arabic and improves psychosocial well-being for Syrian children who are out of school or struggling in school.
Antura and the Letters
Reading Skill Targeted
Foundational, Pre-Reading, Reading
$650,000 (innovative tender)
The project is the result of the successful collaboration of three partner entities: Cologne Game Lab (German university), Wixel Studio (Lebanese development studio), and Video Games Without Borders (international nonprofit organization). Their team, the majority of which is composed of Middle East and North Africa residents and refugees, is a mix of scientists, entertainment game veterans, and humanitarians.
Learning becomes an adventure with Antura, the fun-loving dog. Catch Arabic letters hidden around the world, while solving puzzles and earning gifts along the way.
Blogs and Media
- ACR GCD in the News // TechCrunch // November 1, 2018
- ACR GCD in the News // The Jordan Times // April 11, 2018
Research and Resources
- The guidebook by ACR GCD and Digital Learning 4 Development outlines key principles for developing digital games for literacy and includes 12 case studies of leading games.
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