Humanity Arcade

Digital Health & Safety Initiative

Selected by the Stanford 2021 LEAD Incubator & Startup Accelerator

Working group: Maisaa Sarkis, Will Foster (sponsored by SchubergPhilis), Massimo Mercuri, Julia Skupchenko, and the special participation of Alexander Bock as Design Thinking Facilitator

The pandemic accelerated the shift from physical to online. We may come from different backgrounds but we all share the belief that our children deserve good games that inspire them to reach their full potential.

Parents are becoming more aware of the mental health implications in their children's digital life. Most online content is aggressive, obscene or simply low quality. We are bombarded by advertisement and disappointed by the time spent looking for games online. And sadly most educational game developers lack the strong market funding of violent games, so they are almost impossible to find among the massive ads.

That is why we prototyped a digital portal that connects children with a safe, healthy selection of good quality titles from conscious developers.

The Humanity Arcade, empowers children to decide from a variety of choices in a gamified way, and they get rewarded with funny surprises as motivation to keep learning.

Key advantages over existing gaming of educational entertainment platforms

  • Parents -and grandparents as well- feel relieved by a “one stop shop” they can trust, without installing additional apps.

  • Unlike existing streaming sites, our design avoids the risk of unsafe sponsored content (no more ads!) without the hidden costs of premium schemes.

  • Users pay a membership fee. Game developers earn proportionally to the active users on each game, and Cloud services do the rest of the job.

We need funding so we can work on it, development power to build the front-end, and technical services to integrate the platform in the cloud.

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This initiative is currently hosted in the incubation space of the AlterContacts Foundation