ROLE: 2D Character Artist, Animator
PROJECT LENGTH: 6 Weeks
EMPLOYER: GEL Lab, MSUFCU
Saving with Piggy is an educational game that helps young children (age 2 to 5) learn about coins by feeding Piggy (aka, putting coins in the piggy bank). The game features Piggy, a lovable animated piggy bank that needs help saving coins.
The game is 100% free-to-play (with no in-app purchases).
The game is developed by the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab at Michigan State University and supported by the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.
Through four levels of play, children can:
- learn the appearance of pennies, nickels, dimes, & quarters
- learn the relative value of the coins
- learn the monetary value of each coin
- learn the process of saving money
Piggy is lovably animated to respond to children's input with encouragement or dissatisfaction.