For immediate release:
Digital design foundry Bounce Works is running a unique game design workshop this February, specifically for bereaved young people (11-25). We’re inviting our young people to co-design our mobile app Apart of Me, a virtual world that helps young people cope with grief. Apart of Me is a revolutionary concept bringing therapeutic design thinking together with gaming technology, and this next stage in our development has been made possible by our hugely successful crowdfunding campaign last year.
Thanks to our incredible community of supporters (including Stephen Fry and Jon Snow!), last October we raised £30,000 to fund this next stage of Apart of Me and were one of the most talked about projects on IndieGoGo (see press features on the campaign below). The most popular ‘Perk’ selected by our donors was to fund a space for a bereaved young person at this immersive co-design workshop.
The workshop day includes immersive, creative activities to give young people an experience of interacting with stories in a Cave, as well as a grief ritual and safe space held by TED talker Tiu Du Haan. Our day will be lead by experts in child bereavement, with support from Bounce Work’s inspiring team of Young Ambassadors.
Apart Of Me was featured in The Guardian last year in a list of tech gadgets to look forward to in 2018. Also in 2017 co-founder Louis Weinstock spoke to Adrian Chiles on BBC Radio Five Live about the realities of child grief, and the Bounce Works mission to make the process of bereavement more bearable. We were also thrilled to be featured in the Evening Standard in the feature ‘Grief in video games, how gaming can help us confront death’.
Bounce Works is a digital design foundry specialising in young people’s mental health, making resilience-boosting digital products that connect virtual worlds with real life.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Anna at 078 5555 4076, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews are available with:
For more information or to arrange an interview, call Anna on the number above.
You can see our successful crowdfunding campaign here: https://igg.me/at/apartofme
We have many captivating images and stills from the game to share with you, please request these separately or download our press pack.