14islands Became the Main Partner on the Journey of Creating Interland

Global design and development studio 14islands jumped at the opportunity to be the main technology partner for this adventure-packed Google experience that teaches kids about digital citizenship.

Google Interland is an immersive world consisting of four web-based games to teach kids about different aspects of online safety. For instance, on Mindful Mountain, kids learn how to “share with care.”

14islands was the main technology partner on the fantastic journey of creating Interland, designed by their friends at North Kingdom. They brought many creative solutions to the table, ensuring the games were not just educational but as fun and engaging as possible for young kids.

Playful storytelling with a powerful purpose

As the hero, the blue Internaut stays with the player throughout the entire experience, but the other inhabitants of Interland also give life and personality to each part of the story.

Each game also has a villain, or Blabh, as 14islands likes to call them in Interland, which the player must overcome. The characters all have a number of animations, triggered based on what happens in the game, making them feel more lifelike.

Teaching kids to Be Internet Awesome

Interland is part of Google’s “Be Internet Awesome” initiative, which teaches kids to be safer, more responsible citizens of the web. To accompany the games, 14islands also created a companion site for parents and other people interested in this worthy cause.

14islands delivered the site as part of the Interland framework, focusing on providing quality content in a friendly, informative and responsive manner.

Getting creative with tech

This was a complex project that required a combination of creative technologies. At the core, 14islands built a responsive web site using standard HTML, JavaScript and CSS. The 3D world is rendered on a canvas inside this framework using WebGL.

14islands takes great pride in the fact that the whole experience runs smoothly even on older mobile phones.

Game on!

Since its release, Google Interland has been localized in 12 languages, helping keep children all over the world safer online. Google Interland was awarded by European Design Awards, the FWA Top 100, the FWA Site of the Day, and both the Awwwards Site of the Day and Developer Award.

It’s your turn to play your way to being Internet Awesome.

And remember, it’s cool to be kind.

About 14islands

14islands is a global design and development studio. They craft digital experiences that spark joy and bring value to both people and businesses.

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