A lot of young people take their smartphones everywhere. They literally get out of bed with it, and take it there again in the evening. This is not favourable for their sleep. It is the constantly being active, combined with the light of the screen, that confuses the brain. In the evening it sends a signal that it is still day and that you don’t have to go to sleep yet. This results in too little sleep, which means less energy and focus during the day.
Talking about sleep can be pretty sleep-inducing for the target audience. That is why a different approach has been chosen. Chrono@Work is currently collaborating with the Hersenstichting to create a course called Charge your Brainzzz for students between the age of 11 and 14, among other things containing an explanatory animation and a game. The purpose of the course is creating awareness amongst the students concerning sleeping issues and spark a durable change in behaviour.
The Hersenstichting has already posted a press release about the development of the course on their website. Click here to read it.
Grendel Games is developing this game in collaboration with knowledge expert Chrono@Work, which is a spin-off company of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. The Hersenstichting is our client and they are distributing the course amongst the schools. Uitleganimatie.nl is our partner in creating the explanatory animation.
We want to invite all of you to visit our studio in the Blokhuispoort on Saturday the 28th of May between 11:00 and 15:00. We are opening our doors that day for everybody: game fans, kids, parents, students, teachers, developers and who ever else is interested.