The EUROPRIX 1998 Winners
EUROPRIX 1998 Overall Winner
Ceremony of Inocence
“Ceremony of Innocence” is a mysterious love story, told through an interactive correspondence of 70 postcards and letters, based upon the “Griffin and Sabine” trilogy by Nick Bantock. Internationally renowned actors and actresses such as Paul McGann, Isabella Rossellini and Ben Kingsley guide the user through the narrative. The CD-ROM enables the user to follow the narrative closely or to take a step back and experience locations that were particularly stimulating and moving. The programme is controlled with the mouse cursor, which will behave in many different ways depending on the given situation. At times, it will disappear completely and leave the user in control of an object or character.
The use of a film-like screen and sound design intensify the experience of “Ceremony of Innocence” and draw the user deep into its story
Producer: Real World Multimedia Ltd.
Mill Lane, Box Corsham
SN13 8PL / UK
Contact: Martha Ladly
E-mail: martha.ladly (at) realworld.co.uk
Winner in the Category Empowering Citizens and Improving Democracy with Multimedia
politics.ch introduces users to Swiss politics - the government, the political system and the decisions taken by the parliament. The Web-Site answers frequently asked questions such as “Which Member of Parliament represents my interests best?” by documenting the voting behaviour of each MP. The regularly updated site contains an extensive database that allows users to access the information they desire easily. The results of a database search are graphically illustrated so as to improve navigation. An example of the information that can be found at this site is the income of each Member of Parliament. True to the nature of Swiss politics and its emphasis on popular votes, the Web-Site gives users the opportunity to participate in on-line public opinion polls.
Last but not least, the user can take a virtual tour through selected areas of the Swiss parliament building and thus immerse him- or herself into the world of Swiss politics.
Languages: French, German
Type Online Integration
Producer: TA-Media AG
CH - 8021 Zürich
Contact: Andreas Bucher
Phone: +41. 1. 2484111
Fax: +41. 1. 2485344
E-mail: andreas.bucher (at) tamedia.ch
Winner in the Category First Steps in Multimedia
Snow White and the Seven Hansels
Snow White and the Seven Hansels - Every child knows the three famous fairy-tales “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Snow White” and “Hansel and Gretel”. This CD-ROM puts that kowledge to the test, as only those children who really know the fairy-tales will succeed in this game. Otherwise strange and peculiar things will happen: Snow White ends up eating the gingerbread cottage from “Hansel and Gretel” and gets into serious trouble with the witch for demolishing her house. The objective of the game is to find the correct ending to each fairy-tale. Whilst the game provides the player with numerous clues, it is also possible to ignore these and create completely new fairy-tales by combining the three classics with each other.
The designers paid particular attention to avoiding violence in this programme aimed at children aged 4 to 10. All of the characters survive the game unhurt.
Languages: English, German
Type: Online Integration
Producer: Tivola Verlag GmbH
D - 12435 Berlin / Germany
Contact: Sabine Gerber
E-mail: gerber (at) tivola.de
Winner in the Category Knowledge and Discovery
Socrates is back from the Dead! He has returned to earth from Hades to study philosophy at university. Unfortunately, a member of the philosophy faculty has been murdered and Socrates is the prime suspect. Just as in his first life, Socrates is tried before court. The player now has the choice between proving Socrates’ innocence, or helping the prosecution and, ultimately, having Socrates executed. Once the decision of whether or not to help Socrates has been taken, the player will be contacted by either of two publishing companies wishing to publish the player’s Book of Aphorisms.
Museion, the philosophic database of Socrates, assists in the writing of this book. Daemonion, the inner voice of Socrates, gives further advice.
Producer: Everscreen Mediateam Oy
Meritullinkatu 11 c
SU - 00170 Helsinki / Finnland
Contact: Lassi Tolonen
Phone: +358. 9.1356611
Fax: +358. 9.1356437
E-mail: everscreen (at) everscreen.com
Winner in the Category Supporting SMEs in e-Business and the Marketplace
Imagine that you are looking for a pleasantly sounding Austrian speaker for a multimedia production. You can either spend the next three days on the phone or you can simply take a look at „provoice 97. Due to the same language, many TV and radio spots that have been produced for the German market are used in Austria without changing the voices in any way. By offering an easy-to-use resource for producers, „provoice 97“ attempts to promote a stronger use of Austrian speakers in such productions. One can combine up to 56 criteria such as „gender“, „languages“ or „dialects“ to find speakers with voices and skills fitting your requirements.
Three and a half hours of sound recordings give a good idea of the voice of each of the 132 listed speakers.
Producer: proidee TonproduktionsgmbH
A - 1160 Wien / Austria
Contact: Josef Anderl
Phone: +43. 1. 48401140
Fax: +43. 1. 484011444
Winner in the Category Bringing European Culture to the Digital World
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
This CD-ROM presents the life and work of the Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh and contains materials from every major international Mackintosh Collection.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was arguably one of the world’s greatest architects and designers. He was born in Glasgow in 1868. His work was exhibited in many European cities such as Liège, Venice, Berlin or Moscow.
More than 540 pages, more than 700 images and 2 hours of narrative and music are organised in seven chapters. Each of these chapters is linked to related topics and episodes in Mackintosh’s life and combines the narrative with visual images. An innovative timeline provides deeper insight into the story by placing Mackintosh’s achievements in a broad personal, political and cultural context.
Producer: Wigwam Digital Ltd.
51 Wren Court,
Strathclyde Business Park,
ML4 3NQ, Scotland / UK
Contact: Jo James
Phone: +44. 1698. 844160
Fax: +44. 1698. 845123
E-mail: inform (at) wigwamdigital.co.uk