A Game About Happiness

We were commissioned by Channel 4 Education to create an engaging mobile game in response to the issues of poor self-esteem and depression amongst young people, including interactive learning elements designed to promote positivity.

We created Uplifted: a physics-based platform game in which users cultivate positivity and train their happiness skills. Users guide the protagonist through the game by using their finger to burrow through earth and launch him across obstacles. Users can interact with hidden friends in the form of trampolines, trapdoors and portals for extra help along the way. The game includes 20 levels of game play. At the end of each level, users are asked questions designed to get them thinking about what makes them happy and in doing so can build up a bank of answers, providing them with a personal record of the positive things in their lives.

Uplifted was built using the Adobe Flash Platform with Adobe Air for iOS and Android. Uplifted was selected as an official Webby Awards Honoree in the Games Category.

Client: Channel4 Education