Developed for KidsCOOK Productions, “StudenTopia” is a point-and-click adventure game based on the Kickin’ Kitchen TV show’s episodes and characters, and uses the actual actors voices for their animated counterparts. The focus of both the TV show and the game is to introduce healthy eating and cooking to pre-teens using a style similar to Disney channel or Nickelodeon channel shows aimed at this age group.
In StudenTopia, players are whisked into a virtual version of the high school from the TV show where chaos reigns as a reality television crew kicks out all the school faculty and puts the students in charge of classes and to maintain normal operations of the school. The player’s character is put in charge of the cafeteria and must use the kitchen’s resources and their knowledge of nutrition to help their friends survive whatever schemes the reality host throws at them..
StudenTopia is an example of how to successfully integrate a game-based learning product into an existing franchise. The game is part of a total curriculum of materials and can be found at http://kickinnutrition.tv
The first chapter of the game is free to try.