Discover the Cabinet of Artefacts with Suddenlife Gaming

In 2021, we will simply do something completely new. The Corona pandemic gave us the idea. In a web app, children (6-12 years) and families will become part of an exciting story in the Chamber of Wonders of the Francke Foundations, linked with creative, analogue games, from 10 December 2021. You can immerse yourself in the story, help create it and share it with others during a visit to the foundations, from home or during the trip to Halle. All you need is a smartphone and the fun of playing and listening to stories. Let's go!

Save the voices of the objects!

I, Tayé, the crocodile in the Wunderkammer of the Francke Foundations, am in great distress. The voices of the objects that have been telling the story of the world here for over 300 years are threatened with oblivion! Just a moment ago Wilhelm, the wig in the display case 9, sang opera arias and although this sometimes drove me almost to despair - now I miss his wry singing. Ananda, the drum from South India, has fallen silent and Anton and Martha, the children of the Salzburgers, are beside themselves because their parents have forgotten everything! With the voices of the objects, their stories disappear and chaos takes hold. I can't let that happen! Be part of it, join me in the alliance of guardians against oblivion. Solve the puzzles at home, get artistically creative or experiment and win back the memories of my friends, »Die Stimmen der Dinge« (in german), game by game. You count!

The game idea

In March 2021, as a first step, we wanted to know what particularly interests you in the foundations, which museum object you perhaps already know, which building you like best or what you have always missed in a museum. 20 children took part and sent in their work. You gave us the idea to use the web app to give voices to the objects in the Wunderkammer that need to be saved. The players, children and families, are the guardians of the stories and are actively supported by the crocodile. 

This is us

Two perfect partners have come together for the project. We are the museum with a creative educational program that always inspires children and families. And now we want to go online. We’re not doing it alone; children and families are involved right from the start. The Thadeus Roth Agency knows exactly how to do it. Dennis Levin’s team specializes in digital scavenger hunts that take you into the world of history with exciting and surprising activities. This Suddenlife Gaming has already been tested many times with other partners. However, never before with a museum and its visitors. All this made the project very exciting for all of us.