Nickelodeon International Launches 'Nella the Princess Knight' Games App
The games, based on the Nick Jr. series, look to "inspire girl empowerment, self-confidence, resilience and compassion among players."
Nickelodeon International has launched Nella the Princess Knight: Kingdom Adventures, an app featuring games based on social-emotional lessons taught in the hit Nick Jr. pre-school series Nella the Princess Knight.
"In the spirit of the show, the game leans on princess-and-knight heroine Nella to inspire girl empowerment, self-confidence, resilience and compassion among players," the company, part of Viacom, said.
The five mini-games also enable kids to practice math, creative problem solving and fine motor skills. The games are Hide and Seek (players are tasked with finding Nella and her friends with the help of the light of Nella’s sword), Shift Shapes With Bigor the Dragon (Nella helps dragons order and collect differently-shaped objects), Feed the Impkins (Nella feeds hungry impkins plumberry ice cream using her lance), Willow Needs Support (Nella supports her friend Willow in a gardening contest) and Helping Birds Find Home (Nella, using her bow and arrows, helps lost birds find their homes).
"We are extremely excited about bringing Nella in game format to kids all around the world to inspire important and timely concepts through play, such as compassion and inclusiveness," said Kate Sils, vp multiplatform and brand engagement for Nickelodeon International. "We put kids first in everything we do at Nickelodeon, and want our characters to serve as role models that help empower kids everywhere to remember they are important, valued and can take on anything while having fun doing so."
The app is free to download from the iTunes Store and Google Play in more than 150 international markets in 12 languages, including French, German, Italian, Russian, European and Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
The Nick Jr. show focuses on Nella, an unconventional 8-year-old princess "who possesses royal qualities like compassion and grace, while also embodying the courage and determination of a brave knight." She also "transcends traditional roles and expectations through her unique ability to transform into Nella the Princess Knight, protecting her kingdom with the help of her friends — Trinket, Nella’s glamorous unicorn and best friend, Sir Garrett, a loyal and adventurous knight, and Clod, Garrett’s trusty steed."