My Rights is a game that introduces the children to their rights in a fun and interactive way.
This is an interview with Nayef Al-Booshi from After Work Games.
My name is Nayef Al Blooshi, I’m the Founder and Game Designer of After Work Games. A number of talents were involved in making My Rights including Mohammed B. Abdulfattah and Ahmed Al Dhanhani as programmers, Khadija Al Saeedi worked on the Art and Animation of the game, Dale Nichols composed the music and sound effects.
My Rights is a game that introduces the children to their rights as per The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in a fun and interactive way, it was developed for the Human Rights section in the Community Development Authority in Dubai.
We tried our best to make the game with as minimum text as possible and to deliver the messages as a fun experience for the kids and adults alike. We’ve also tried to include a challenge for the older/more experienced players by using the collectible stars to unlock in-game stickers.
After Work Games is a small company that started in 2011 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Our goal has always been to create original Arabic video games in the market. We try to introduce new game mechanics in all of our games and to produce content that is suitable for all ages.
We were inspired a lot by Nintendo games, especially in their Game & Watch titles and some of their early Nintendo DS games. We noticed that a lot of those games were represented to the player with almost no text or guidance to how to play, but the player kind of gets it easily from the graphical representations made in the game, that was our goal to make the game accessible to all ages. Our main idea was kids sitting together in a nursery and imagining themselves playing with their toys in the role of detective to find abused animals or a doctor to treat sick animals. And it serves us well since we didn’t want to show abused or sick kids in the game, they were all toy animals.
It’s such an honor to win the award and be mentioned with the other great developers in the region. We feel encouraged to produce more content. Thank you for recognizing our work and for anybody who played and tried our games.
We’re currently busy working on our new title Genie in a Bottle among other smaller projects where we are trying to produce unique experiences. We hope that everybody gets the chance to try out our games and support us by writing about them and sharing them with their friends. Thank you.
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