On Monday 3 December 20001, the website www.boschuniverse.com with the Jheronimus Bosch Adventure Game has been awarded two prizes at the annual EuroPrix Gala in Lisbon, Portugal. BoschUniverse was chosen as best European multimedia production in the category “Overall Europrix 2001” and was also first in the category “Knowledge, Discovery and Culture”.
The Europrix is an annual prize awarded to progressive multimedia producers and designers in order to acknowledge and generate attention for projects that offer practical added value to visitors. In the overall contest Europrix 2001 the EuroPrix Jury selected 29 nominees. The 29 nominees were divided over 7 categories. In the category “Knowledge, Discovery and Culture” in specific 5 projects were nominated.
From the jury evaluation:
This virtual version is far more interactive than a normal exhibition could ever be. During the exploration of the website visitors can zoom in on the many bizarre details so characteristic to Bosch, open and close triptychs, turn panels, and even play different educational games based around his work. In all, the site instills the feeling to the viewer, that they have physically stepped into the world of Jheronimus Bosch. The Adventure Game is really challenging for both children and adults. BoschUniverse is a meritorious and user friendly attempt at proving cultural and, mainly, visual content can go online and retain its exciting entertainment and educational qualities for a world audience.
The Jheronimus Bosch web project is set up as part of the major exhibition (1 September – 11 November 2001) in the Boymans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. The website aims to worldwide open up the oeuvre of the celebrated painter Jheronimus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516) for different target groups. Additional to the general information on the work and life of Bosch, on the website (created by ZaPPWeRK) a spectacular “Jheronimus Bosch Adventure Game” is featured, which has been developed by V2_Lab in co-operation with Ra.nj. digital entertainment b.v..
The website www.boschuniverse.com is the result of a close collaboration between the Museum Boymans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, ZaPPWeRK, Ra.nj digital entertainment b.v. and V2_Lab-International Lab for the Unstable Media. The website”s design is by ZaPPWeRK. The Jheronimus Bosch Adventure Game is by V2_Lab (design & production) and Ra.nj digital entertainment b.v. (concept & scenario). Overall co-ordination is done by Museum Boymans Van Beuningen Rotterdam. Main sponsors: ABN AMRO Bank, KPN, Unilever
BoschUniverse can be found on http://www.boschuniverse.com
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