Educational game about hidden stories from the Second World War

AMERSFOORT, 20150309 - In the new educational game Wartime Stories, the player gets into the role of journalist and goes in search of true stories from the Second World War. The game can be used in combination with a curriculum as a deepening project for History and People & Society in the second and third classes of secondary education

AMERSFOORT, 20150309 - In the new educational game Wartime Stories, the player gets into the role of journalist and goes in search of true stories from the Second World War. The game can be used in combination with a curriculum as a deepening project for History and People & Society in the second and third classes of secondary education. The first quest of Wartime Stories is temporarily free to play on www.wartimestories.nl.

Educational game
Wartime Stories consists of several quests. In each quest the student examines in an interactive way a story about someone who has experienced the war up close. In this way, more involvement of the pupil in the Second World War is created. The student must deal with danger, lack of information, betrayal and uncertainty in the game. The information in the game is based on interviews and archive material from the Second World War, such as photos, videos, audio and text documents. The digital teaching package developed with the game offers deepening of the Second World War in the form of infographics, newspaper articles and information frameworks.
National competition and final event
The first quest of Wartime Stories, in which the player follows the story of a NSB'er on the Eastern Front, can be played temporarily free of charge via www.wartimestories.nl and with this a national competition has started. The official launch will take place at the secondary schools De Savornin Lohman and the Alberdingk Thijm College in Hilversum, where various classes will play the quest. Twenty-five finalists from 12 to 17 years old are selected from all players. They can take part in an exclusive final event at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision at the end of April 2015. The finalists will be presented with a new challenge in line with the game and will have the chance to go home with the prestigious title 'Wartime Stories journalist of the year' and a Samsung Galaxy K Zoom camera smartphone.

Wartime Stories is a collaborative project of Publishers Deviant, Butch & Sundance Media, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Network War Sources and XNY. Wartime Stories is being released in collaboration with the National Committee 4 and 5 May and the Democracy and Media Foundation on the occasion of 70 years of liberation.