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RIJKSMUSEUM ON THE RUN

Experiencethe
liveliness of
historicalart

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ABOUT THE GAME

Made in collabaration with
Iamprogrez & IT Randsteden

A game designed for the Rijksmuseum.

Museums try countless things to engage children with their exhibitions, from quests to scavenger hunts.

The Rijksmuseum decided to do something out of the ordinary and commissioned us to make a Minecraft world designed to let children throw themselves into the classic arts.

We made a game that tricks children into learning about the art in the gallery, engaging with it via a medium they understand: Minecraft.

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WHAT WE MADE

The Gallery of Honour
is on the run!

Students start in a digital replica of the main gallery. It has to open in half an hour, but there is an issue: the paintings have escaped! An ostrich, a cow, the Jewish Bride, and many more iconic paint objects all walk, fly and hop through the museum halls.

By giving short explanations we stimulate students to find connections between a description of an object and its corresponding painting.

With equal amounts of understanding and trial and error, the children will be able to connect the objects to the descriptions, and hang The Night Watch, The Milkmaid and The Threatened Swan back to their original position.

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WHY IT WORKS

Combining interests
with desinterests.

Children are generally speaking not attracted to the history of art. What painters painted some few hundred years ago tends to be too distant for them to be experienced as interesting.

Instead, they’ll play videogames to pass the time. With a game that teaches them, whilst playing, about the classic arts, they are invited to engage with Rembrandt and Vermeer in a language they can relate to.

Made in collabaration with
Iamprogrez & IT Randsteden

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