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A Time to Be Thankful

December 30, 2017

Well… where do we even start? The new year is right around the corner, and you can’t avoid reflecting on what has happened and where are you going. December is a time for celebration, but also a time to be thankful…. and we have a lot to be thankful for. It still feels like yesterday […]

Big Bang Legend’s Biggest Update: Introducing 2.0

December 18, 2017

  Greetings Superheroes, Things have been quite busy around here in our headquarters. There’s a lot to talk about our mobile game, so let’s get straight into it. First of all, you may have noticed already some big update coming your way, for both Android and iOS devices. This is only the beginning of our […]

Accelerating Learning in Developing Countries

December 13, 2017

Game learning has a huge potential to change the way we learn. By introducing learning topics in a way that is intrinsically appealing to people, we can build a bridge from what may initially be a state of non-interest to excitement about learning. We believe these bridges to the love of learning should not be […]

Using Games in the Classroom

August 29, 2017

Several years ago, I read about a teacher who had found a novel way of using Angry Birds and other mobile games to spark up learning in the classroom. What she’d do was to “bookend” a very normal class with gameplay. For example, in a psychology class on emotions, kids could play Angry Birds for […]

Press Release: LIGHTNEER CLOSES SEED FUNDING AT 5M$, AND PREPARES FOR GLOBAL LAUNCH OF BIG BANG LEGENDS

August 15, 2017

Lightneer, working together with some of the world’s top scientists from CERN, Helsinki and Oxford Universities, has closed their seed funding round at 5M$. The round, led by Chicago and San Francisco based GSV Acceleration, was also participated by Helsinki based IPR VC, Brighteye VC from Paris and Reach Capital from Silicon Valley. Lightneer leads what it calls a ‘fun-learning revolution’ and describes itself more of […]

Scaling the Finnish Dream: Bringing Game Learning to Developing Countries

June 29, 2017

One of the things we’re building at Lightneer that excites me the most is scaling the inclusivity of the Finnish educational system. In Finland, everybody gets to go to a great school, regardless of their parents’ income level or which city they were born in. In too many places in the world, this is not […]

There Are No Stupid People

June 22, 2017

The reason Lightneer exists is that too many kids are not treated fairly by our educational systems. Thousands of kids grow up thinking they are stupid because they aren’t interested in going to school or doing their homework. A straight line of solid D’s won’t make anyone feel good or competent. Learning is a Bridge […]

Big Bang Legends valtaa Suomen!

May 16, 2017

TERVETULOA BIG BANG LEGENDS -ALKURÄJÄHDYSVIIKOLLE Tervetuloa juhlistamaan tieteen, oppimisen ja pelien vallankumousta Suomen Big Bang Legends -pelijulkaisuviikollaan! Alkuräjäyttävää tekemistä koko perheelle! Lightneer järjestää Big Bang Legends -pelin julkaisun kunniaksi tapahtumia keskiviikosta lauantaihin 17-20.5. Tule mukaan pelaamaan, juhlimaan ja oppimaan! Big Bang Legends on maailman ensimmäinen isolle yleisölle tehty oppimispeli, joka on yhtä aikaa viihdyttävä, koukuttava ja […]

Meet the Team – Lightneer as Marvel Super Heroes, Part 2

May 8, 2017

Last year, I wrote a piece about our team as Marvel Super Heroes. We have an amazing team together, some of which are almost legendary industry veterans. Others in turn are brilliant newcomers who have in a very short timespan shown they have what it takes to make superb learning games. The reason why I think the analog […]

Making learning fun – Big Bang Legends launches in Hong Kong

May 2, 2017

PRESS RELEASE 2nd May 2017 MAKING LEARNING FUN: BIG BANG LEGENDS LAUNCHES IN HONG KONG Angry Birds and Rovio veterans teamed up with the brains from CERN and Oxford to create the best science learning game on the planet, Big Bang Legends. The first game by Finland-based learning game studio Lightneer, integrates both casual and […]