Strategic Consulting, Experience Design, Motion Graphics, Game Development, User Testing
Working with the esteemed Chemical Heritage Foundation, Bluecadet developed a chemical reaction game that fosters learning through scientific experimentation.
The ChemCrafter app features retro, custom-illustrated characters and chemical reactions, accented by archival chemistry video clips. You can try your hand at Water Experiments along with the character Wally, Acid Experiments with Audrey, or Salt Experiments with Sam.
The app’s Chem-o-convertor measures energy released—allowing you to gain “coins” that unlock new experiments, equipment, and chemicals. You’ll create surprising color changes, encounter fire and smoke, release various gases, and even shatter equipment as your achievements earn you an impressive set of trophy-room badges.
Bluecadet spent over a year conceptualizing, designing, and testing ChemCrafter—including review by a panel of three chemists to ensure accuracy. While the app was tailored to ages 12-15, it has proven to have widespread appeal.
Within just a few weeks of its iTunes store release in April 2014, ChemCrafter had over 200,000 worldwide downloads.
HOW International Design Awards – Merit Winner
IDCA Awards – Bronze: Best Young Audience Campaign
IxDA Awards – Shortlist
W3 Awards – Gold; Education
W3 Awards – Silver; Games
Appy Awards – Finalist: Education
Appy Awards – Games: Educational/Family/Kids
Communicator Awards – Mobile Apps/Education
Communicator Awards – Mobile Apps/Games
Horizon Interactive Awards – Best In Category: Mobile App/Education
Webby Awards – Mobile: Family & Kids