RUNNERS-UP SPOT FOR INDIGO’S THINKFOOTBALL
Indigo’s unique e-learning game, THINKfootball, came a very reputable second at The North East Chamber Awards 2006 held last week.
The company was narrowly beaten into the runners-up spot in The Microsoft Award for Innovation Through Technology.
Ryan Foster, project manager at Indigo said: "The North East Chamber Awards were the most hotly contested of all the regions with the highest number of entries," he said. "Naturally we’re disappointed that THINKfootball didn’t win but in the face of such strong competition, coming second is quite an achievement."
Created for use in Newcastle United Learning Centre and local schools, THINKfootball is an interactive web-based learning game to help children aged 9-13 years improve their numeracy and literacy skills and encourage out-of-hours learning.
Using football as the basis, the user adopts the role of football manager taking control of the NUFC football team for a season. Through a series of learning activities the player's aim is to get their team to the top of a fantasy league.
To promote out of hours learning at home, Indigo created an in-game message system - using SMS texting - updating users with match facts and league positions throughout the week.
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