We are pleased to announce that Tikkun, our Jewish educational adventure game, is now live on the Google Play store and iOS.
Tikkun is an adventure game aimed to expose children between the ages of 6-10 to Jewish universal values drawn from the Jewish source and culture, while immersing them in a fantastic world, inspired and filled with Jewish motifs and symbols.
The game follows the adventures of a young child, designed by the player, on the way to school. Our player meets a white donkey struggling with heavy packages. The donkey, asks the player to help him and sends the player through a portal to a magical journey. Our player needs to solve riddles in different worlds, each nested in a setting inspired by Jewish history or sources. Each world represents a different set of values: Social justice, optimism, environmentalism, learning etc. Each world is filled with hidden motifs and symbols drawn from Jewish culture, from cultural heroes to legends and myth.
While the player feels as if he just plays a game, the teacher and the parent, can use the game-play in-order to introduce the child to the rich heritage and culture of Judaism. The game is accompanied by a teacher/parent educational handbook, that helps teach groups and individual children about the game’s content.
Tikkun is an initiative of Ms. Selma Szkurnik, who envisioned an educational game that would enable an introductory exposition to Jewish culture and history. It was conceived and developed by the Ofakim Program at the Tel Aviv University. Ofakim program is aimed at promoting the teaching of Jewish philosophy in a humanistic and universal perspective. The educational staff that accompanied the game, was led by Mr. Jeremy Fogel, a PHD student in Jewish Philosophy, who headed the creative staff. The pedagogical oversight was provided by Prof. Ron Margolin, a member of Shalom Hartman institute, and head of the Ofakim program. Prof. Margolin is also the head of the Jewish-Israeli specialist committee in the Israeli ministry of education.