Star Dash Studios – the mobile game brought to you by National Numeracy – has been shortlisted for a 2017 TIGA Award in the Educational Game category. Now in its sixth year, the awards recognise creative, technological and business brilliance in the independent gaming world.
Star Dash Studios was created in 2016 - with funding from the Ufi Trust - as a way to reach young adults who lack confidence with maths. It’s a runner game based on a film set where players find themselves on their first day at work with a challenging to-do list. As they run through the various departments, they meet more experienced members of the crew, each with jobs that involve numeracy.
Although first and foremost a game (aimed at 16-25 year-olds), the app encourages players to think mathematically and use everyday numeracy to tackle embedded number problems relating to time, money, percentages, measurements, angles and estimation.
National Numeracy worked with BAFTA-winning digital production company, Plug-In Media, to bring the game to life and with more than 20,000 downloads to date, the game has been a real success.
The prestigious event takes place on Thursday 2nd November at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.