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Melva

Mental health education through storytelling

Scope

  • Bespoke Browser Game Build
  • Character and Environment Design
  • Marketing Support
  • Bespoke Website Design
  • Website Development

Mortal Fools’ ‘Melva’ is the story of a young girl learning about and facing anxieties, trauma and bereavement, otherwise known as ‘Worrits’ – the encapsulating performance teaches young children about the importance of mental health. Since the pandemic meant that in-school productions could no longer take place, Mortal Fools needed a way to continue to help children whilst teaching resumed from home. The solution was a browser-based game.

The words 'brave isn't how you feel, it's what you do' with the Melva logo on a purple background
Children in a clasroom watching Melva the film on a big screen
A photograph from the film of Melva

With a completely new story from Mortal Fools, we were tasked with creating designs for each of the characters from the play, as well as interactive backgrounds with clickable elements and mini-games. We created a bespoke website to accommodate project as well as allowing users and schools to sign up.

A person holding an iPad up showing the Melva classroom resource website
A designed image based on the website with three testimonials
A mockup of a booklet for Melva resources

Allowing Melva to also become an online resource allows schools and children the ability to access it whenever needed, and has already begun to become an exciting activity for both children at home and in classrooms.

A gif showing the process of creating a scene from the Melva game
An iPad showing a scene from the Melva game
A gif showing the whack a worrit game from the Melva game
A scene from the Melva game