PushStart Studio is the creator of Super Powers Legion (Legião dos Super Poderes), a Games for Change 2016 awards finalist for Most Significant Impact.
Company name: PushStart Studio
Short bio: PushStart is a company based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that creates and develops interactive content for all platforms. The three co-founders (Felipe Marlon, Vinicius Oppido, and Wagner Nitsch) come from a R&D background with more than 15 years of experience in broadcast media. PushStart has 20 members now, but we are a non-stop growing team that loves storytelling, technology, education, innovation, social impact, and of course, games.
Games at the festival: Super Powers Legion is a gamified platform with 18 games and challenges designed to change kids habits. A mix of real and virtual world activities that combined have the power to make kids eat fruits, vegetables, and move more.
Platforms: It’s a browser game that runs on PCs and Macs.
Grades: Elementary, but our best results come from kids from 5 to 10 years old.
Education value: The game is a tool that empowers teachers to help kids on acquire healthy habits. All the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, as well as practicing physical activities, are transformed into a playful journey.
Kids become heroes, and every time they do something healthy in the real world, they increase their super powers in the online game. Super powers are used to play games, defeat enemies, obtain badges, and customize avatars. Teachers can download an app to score kids based on their behavior during lunch, snack time, or physical education.