Thursday, August 03, 2017

Nickelodeon International Launches "Nella The Princess Knight"-Inspired App To Promote Self-Confidence, Inclusiveness And Kindness

Original Nickelodeon International Press Release:

NICKELODEON INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT-INSPIRED APP TO PROMOTE SELF-CONFIDENCE, INCLUSIVENESS AND KINDNESS


“Nella the Princess Knight: Kingdom Adventures” available today in 12 different languages



NEW YORK/LONDON—AUGUST 3, 2017—Nickelodeon today launched Nella the Princess Knight: Kingdom Adventures, an exclusive international app featuring a suite of games based on social-emotional lessons taught in the hit Nick Jr. series Nella the Princess Knight.


In the spirit of the show, the game leans on princess-and-knight heroine Nella to inspire girl empowerment, self-confidence, resilience and compassion among players. This follows the March launch of “Together We Rock,” which promoted concepts of gender equity and tasked School of Rock star Tomika with leading a group of student musicians to greatness.


Incorporating a reward system inspired by the emotional intelligence curriculum featured in the animated series, ​“Nella the Princess Knight: Kingdom Adventures” will incorporate moments of self-confidence, inclusiveness, and compassion for others through five mini-games that enable kids to practice math, creative problem solving and fine motor skills:

  • Hide and Seek: Players are tasked with finding Nella and her friends, with the help of the light of Nella’s sword.
  • Shift Shapes with Bigor the Dragon: Nella helps dragons order and collect differently-shaped objects in a cave.
  • Feed the Impkins: Nella helps feed hungry impkins by giving them plumberry ice cream using her lance.
  • Willow Needs Support: Nella’s farmer friend Willow takes part in Castlehaven’s Gardening Contest, and Nella supports her by growing vegetables with magic seeds.
  • Helping Birds Find Home: Using her bow and arrows, Nella helps lost birds find their homes by launching her arrows toward the correctly-colored birdhouses.

“Nella the Princess Knight: Kingdom Adventures” was created by Nickelodeon in partnership with Colto, an award-winning educational app developer from Milan. Nickelodeon International worked closely with the Nella the Princess Knight show team to assure the game followed the emotional curriculum outlined in the show (problem solving, empowerment and confidence, resilience, courage and kindness), in addition to sourcing feedback from kids through multiple rounds of game testing.


“We are extremely excited about bringing Nella in game format to kids all around the world to inspire important and timely concepts through play, such as compassion and inclusiveness,” said Kate Sils, VP Multiplatform & Brand Engagement, Nickelodeon International. “We put kids first in everything we do at Nickelodeon, and want our characters to serve as role models that help empower kids everywhere to remember they are important, valued and can take on anything while having fun doing so.”


“Nella the Princess Knight: Kingdom Adventures” is free to download on the iTunes Store and Google Play in more than 150 international markets in 12 languages: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, European Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Swedish, British English and Brazilian Portuguese.

About Nella the Princess Knight
Nella the Princess Knight is an animated preschool series from Nick Jr. that follows an unconventional eight-year-old princess who possesses the royal qualities like compassion and grace, while also embodying the courage and determination of a brave knight. She transcends traditional roles and expectations through her unique ability to transform into Nella the Princess Knight, protecting her kingdom with the help of her friends: Trinket, Nella’s glamorous unicorn and best friend; Sir Garrett, a loyal and adventurous knight; and Clod, Garrett’s trusty steed.

About Colto
Creative studio, Colto is creating imaginative and educational mobile play experiences for kids around the world based on original and branded properties. Their team, made up of moms and teachers, are talented Game Designers, Developers and Marketers, who strive to develop the highest quality educational play experiences that kids love and parents trust. Colto’s games are ethical, safe and designed to be non-addictive for kids.

About Nickelodeon International:
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's brands reach 1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 170 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

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Note: All screenshots featured in this post are from the iPad edition of Nella the Princess Knight: Kingdom Adventures.

Additional source: w3schools.com.
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