Puzzling Poetry Schatkist
Playing with words
Following the success of the literary game “Puzzling Poetry”, “Puzzling Poetry Schatkist” has been launched for primary school children. Studio Louter and Lucas Hirsch developed the app – which is also suitable for the Smart Board in classrooms – in collaboration with the Letterenfonds and the Creative Industries Fund NL. Ted van Lieshout, the Schrijverscentrale and education professionals creatively contributed to the quality of the design.
Puzzling Poetry Schatkist is an addictive scroll game in which the world is stripped of all colour. It is up to the players to bring the colour back to the world by assembling poems. Players tackle poems of famous Dutch and Belgian poets, amongst others poetry by Annie M.G. Schmidt, Ted van Lieshout and Bart Moeyaert. Children also discover their poetry talent by creating poems themselves. Playfully, the game stimulates vocabulary, creativity and the reading comprehension of children.
The app is also translated in German and was presented at the Leipziger Buchmesse, the largest book fair in Germany. The book fair wrote on their website: “Puzzle-Poesie, Literatur auf Rezept und Illustrationen to go: Innovatives aus den Niederlanden.” In the meantime a French version of the app has been developed and was launched in March during Livre Paris 2019.
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Ted van Lieshout