Kids in South Africa can now enjoy an entertaining game that also helps to improve their reading abilities. The game is called Mogau’s Kingdom. It follows many exciting adventures that Mogau undertakes with his friends. All characters are drawn from Book Dash’s free online library of African storybooks. By adapting characters from their open access books, the game encourages a love of stories in children.

Plans are underway to make the game available in 11 official South African languages. This ensures that language is not a barrier in children taking full advantage of the game. It will be available to download for free (with no adverts) later this month on the Google Playstore and the Apple App Store.

The project is in line with the International Literacy Day (ILD) 2021 theme “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”. A Kobold Kove production, it is brought to you by Morne Gouws, Nix Baalbergen, Nkosingiphile Mazibuko, Glynn Alard and Amy Sephton. It is made possible by funding from the Goethe-Institut and SADiLaR, in partnership with Book Dash and Credipple. This game is the outcome of the Hack Ur Culture 2020 Hackathon.

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