Big Bang Legends takes over East Asia
Finnish game studio Lightneer has launched its debut game Big Bang Legends on Android in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Big Bang Legends integrates fun gameplay with educational content about particle physics. The Lightneer team, including Angry Birds and Rovio veterans, partnered up with experts from CERN and the University of Oxford.
The game was launched in Singapore in March, where it promptly became the most downloaded educational game in the local AppStore.
“We really enjoyed launching the world premiere of Big Bang Legends in Singapore,” Peter Vesterbacka, co-founder of Lightneer, says. “The feedback has been simply amazing both from the education sector, schools and the public. Now we decided that we need to get the Android version out immediately in East Asia, and Hong Kong felt like the perfect next step to take.”
CEO Lauri Järvilehto notes that the company’s goal is to make the playful Finnish education model accessible to everybody in the world.
“Five years ago we’d joke that one day we’ll teach quantum physics to five-year-olds,” he says. “Now we’re seeing five-year-olds playing Big Bang Legends and having conversations about quarks, protons and atoms. It’s pretty amazing.”
Another Finnish game company, Rovio, is keeping busy, too. Its new game, Battle Bay, will be released on 4 May across the globe.
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