Mission Ocean

Adventerra Games

Mission Ocean is a board game for preschoolers designed to teach them how important it is to preserve our oceans and protect marine animals from plastic pollution.

In 2023 the game has been awarded as gold winner in the sustainability category of the “Play for Change Awards” organized by TIE: Toy Industries of Europe.

Link: Play for Change Awards Winners

I have been involved in the development of this game from an early stage.
I started by collecting information on the marine pollution topic in order to set the learning goals and get some inspiration about the marine environment.

I came up with three initial proposals and then I further developped one of them by defining the core mechanics and game materials. The final game instructions were established by the company after several playtest. In the meanwhile I was involved in the design of the cardboard ship consisting of flat pieces to be assembled. Finally the cheerful illustrations by Silvia Sponza completed the game beautifully.