Celebrate Literacy Month, National Book Week and International Literacy Day with Mogau and his friends. In line with the International Literacy Day (ILD) 2021 theme “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”, we introduce you to a free, fun, game that gets young children excited about reading.

Walk with Mogau in his Kingdom, meet cool characters and help them along your way. This free, fun, engaging edutainment game gets young children excited about reading. It brings to life exciting, colourful characters from Book Dash’s free online library of African storybooks by creatively adapting characters from their open access books.

Mogau’s Kingdom will be available to download for free, with no adverts either. It will be released during the month on September on the Google Playstore and Apple’s App Store, and soon be available in all 11 official South African languages.

Mogau’ s Kingdom is a Kobold Kove production, brought to you by Morne Gouws, Nix Baalbergen, Nkosingiphile Mazibuko, Glynn Alard and Amy Sephton. It’s made possible by funding from the Goethe-Institut and SADiLaR, in partnership with Book Dash and Credipple. This game is the outcome of the Hack Ur Culture 2020 Hackathon.

The creators of the game stress that “we want to nurture a child’s imagination while they adventure with Mogau in his Kingdom. The game was created to promote an early love of reading and bring awareness to Book Dash books. We love what Book Dash does and we wanted to use our skills to encourage reading and the ownership of books, as well as to encourage caregivers to read with their children. We truly believe this will help build a better South Africa.
We built a game that reminds children and caregivers that books can be brought to life. Books are more than words and pictures on paper; they are a bridge to our own and other worlds. We created the game to represent the amazing, adventurous, imaginative world of reading and get children excited about the many, free Book Dash books available online.”