WebGame ‘HONOLOKO’ | European Environment Agency

MY ROLE: Creative Director, Team Leader, Flash Developer, Project Manager, Client Liaison

AWARDS: GOLD, Worldfest Media Awards. RECOGNITION award, US Environmental Protection Agency

Honoloko is a flash web-game created for the European Environment Agency (EEA) in partnership with the World health organisation (WHO). The project was developed as an entertaining educational experience for children between the ages of 9 – 12 and attempted to increase their impact their actions could have upon their health, and the environment.

Creative direction and concept creation was led by Kiers, his work also included directing the development team on creative styles, and programming solutions. He led a team of 3 illustrators, 2 animators, the musician Henry Olsen (formerly of Primal Scream), 2 backend engineers from IME, and a project manager working with WorldWide Pictures) over a period of 6 months. It was launched by Bert Jansen and Kiers in Budapest at the Conference of European Ministers for the Environment, and since then has received many positive reviews by press and other agencies alike.

After several focus groups in London and Copenhagen, the product was released in 26 European languages as a web-game and CD-rom, and was supported by other merchanding (posters, t-shirts, USB drives, mouse mats, and postcards) – which used the isometric graphics that were originally created for the game.

A short clip showing a player enjoying the game in Portuguese.