JERMANIA is an Educational Game for young Indonesians who are interested in German language and culture. The players can interactively explore five German cities, exploring sights such as the Cologne Cathedral or the Semperoper of Dresden. Mini games provide a lot of fun and variety, while at the same time enabling a playful introduction into learning German language.
The learning game of the Indonesian video game forge Nightspade allows virtual tours through Berlin, Dresden, Freiburg, Cologne and Stuttgart. Thereby Germany is shown in its entire regional diversity and with its very own cultural characteristics. In Berlin, the player can prepare some Currywurst and admire the symbols of the modern German democracy, while in Cologne, Halvehahn and carnival celebrating folks can be discovered. The whole thing is accompanied by a wonderful Japanese-RPG-style soundtrack
The players are slipping into the role of an Indonesian who, in the library of his hometown, accidentally stumbles over a book about Germany. Instantly excited, he decides to travel to Germany with his friends and sets out for the airport. Once arrived in Germany, he finds himself in a colorful pixel version of the city of Cologne. The players can now wander around, visit museums, take photos and collect fun facts about the sights of the city. In conversations with passersby and through funny mini-games, they can hunt for in-game achievements and collect money as a reward. With enough money in the pocket, the protagonist can make his way to the next city.
The mini games additionally contain small language learning elements on the A1 level. If the players are interested in German language and would like to know more about learning German, embedded links will guide them to the website of the Goethe-Institut and the german learning portal Deutsch für Dich.
Jermania is the product of a collaboration of Indonesian and German video game developers organized by Goethe-Institut Indonesien. Nightspade was supported by the German studios kunst-stoff and the Good Evil. Special thanks go to the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, who financed the project from special funds for the creative industry. Now the game will be available in Indonesia for free download at Google Play and Apple App Store. Currently, it is only available in Indonesia.