TreesureGame is a GPS-based mobile adventure designed to help families increase time spent experiencing together, and to encourage children to exercise with the help of a fun story. The idea of the game is to plan a route from, for example, your home to the grocery store or the kindergarden, and at the same time jump into a world of adventure. At the core of TreesureGame are stories that small children can easily identify with. Available at first are stories featuring Princesses, Policemen and Pirates.
- Families with children do not exercise enough and we wanted to find out if a mobile game could motivate them to exercise more. Children love fairy tales and stories so why not take the adventure outdoors, says Antti Liukkonen from Finnish company Treesure Ltd.
Along with the stories, the software produces various sporty tasks which families can have fun with before continuing their journey. Trial experiments have shown that TreesureGame is a fun and functional way to get children from age of 3 to 12 years exercising.