Games for good: Project Autismus

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Games For Good: Project Autismus

Project 2013-08-27 03:19:06 +1200

It’s time we changed our approach to education.

Project Autismus is an idea started by BAFTA winning game developer Druhin Mukherjee to educate children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome with the help of video games.

These children have special gifts and we need to break free from the conventional methods of teaching and look towards a new approach.

The first game in the series, Nurfland, was self-funded by Druhin and created by programmers and psychologists from around the world who donated their expertise for free. 

Nurfland was released free in August 2013 for iPhone, iPad and Android. It teaches children aged 4-8 how to distinguish between various human emotions. 

The success of the game has accelerated development of the next game Dost, which is planned for release in December 2013. Dost is aimed at children aged 8 years and older and will require players to work together to achieve an outcome, helping to make communication and relationships more natural.


Dost aims to fulfill one promise: to help children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome make a friend.


In addition to the learning outcomes for children, data collected from the game will deliver new insights into their condition. The more children who play, the more data we generate to pass on to educators, psychologists, parents and researchers. 

Project Autismus is raising funds to buy a game engine that will enable Dost to be released FREE on a wider variety of platforms including Blackberry, Windows Phone and PC - making it more accessible to more children. Money raised will also contribute to the costs of developing a website for the project that will significantly increase outreach into the community.

We greatly appreciate any donations towards the costs of developing Dost and making it widely available to children. We will keep all contributors informed about the game’s progress, research findings and the learning outcomes for children who use it. 

We also welcome contributors to join our Facebook group and become part of Project Autismus’ open-source community.

Thank you for taking the time,
Project Autismus

Find out more about Druhin here

Contact Project Autismus via email for more information

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Ahmed Hilali
2013-10-03 01:00:06 +1300
Leon Woud
2013-10-02 22:33:41 +1300
Sharon Baker Lear
2013-10-02 20:15:09 +1300
Jackie Young
2013-09-25 19:15:01 +1200
Kate Rolinson
2013-09-09 20:54:33 +1200
Lloyd Mason
2013-09-09 20:06:24 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2013-08-28 13:43:20 +1200

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Games For Good: Project Autismus

Project 2013-08-27 03:19:06 +1200

It’s time we changed our approach to education.

Project Autismus is an idea started by BAFTA winning game developer Druhin Mukherjee to educate children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome with the help of video games.

These children have special gifts and we need to break free from the conventional methods of teaching and look towards a new approach.

The first game in the series, Nurfland, was self-funded by Druhin and created by programmers and psychologists from around the world who donated their expertise for free. 

Nurfland was released free in August 2013 for iPhone, iPad and Android. It teaches children aged 4-8 how to distinguish between various human emotions. 

The success of the game has accelerated development of the next game Dost, which is planned for release in December 2013. Dost is aimed at children aged 8 years and older and will require players to work together to achieve an outcome, helping to make communication and relationships more natural.


Dost aims to fulfill one promise: to help children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome make a friend.


In addition to the learning outcomes for children, data collected from the game will deliver new insights into their condition. The more children who play, the more data we generate to pass on to educators, psychologists, parents and researchers. 

Project Autismus is raising funds to buy a game engine that will enable Dost to be released FREE on a wider variety of platforms including Blackberry, Windows Phone and PC - making it more accessible to more children. Money raised will also contribute to the costs of developing a website for the project that will significantly increase outreach into the community.

We greatly appreciate any donations towards the costs of developing Dost and making it widely available to children. We will keep all contributors informed about the game’s progress, research findings and the learning outcomes for children who use it. 

We also welcome contributors to join our Facebook group and become part of Project Autismus’ open-source community.

Thank you for taking the time,
Project Autismus

Find out more about Druhin here

Contact Project Autismus via email for more information

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Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Ahmed Hilali
2013-10-03 01:00:06 +1300
Leon Woud
2013-10-02 22:33:41 +1300
Sharon Baker Lear
2013-10-02 20:15:09 +1300
Jackie Young
2013-09-25 19:15:01 +1200
Kate Rolinson
2013-09-09 20:54:33 +1200
Lloyd Mason
2013-09-09 20:06:24 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2013-08-28 13:43:20 +1200

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