Welcome to the world of magic energy river!

Welcome to the world of magic energy river!

Here you can find all about the game “Urban Corners” as well as topics and projects revolving around the game.

Why “Urban Corners” and a Game?

The idea for the Urban Corners app was born in a think tank situated in the mountains of Central Asia. Young artists, activists and academics taking part in a project of the Goethe-Institut Kazakhstan came together in a yurt village in order to develop positive initiatives aimed at generating interest in environmental topics among young people. Thanks to the collaboration with the environmental organisation CAREC, Astana has now become the venue for a game that focuses on energy-relevant themes in combination with forms of urban living.
The app is available to download for free in German, English, Kazakh and Russian from (Google Play and the iTunes).

Here you will find the gamestory and the rules.

Player = Guardian

The Game is all about a Magic River consisting of five energies – fire, water, wind, earth and time / future – which were in harmony with one another and thus kept the stream alive. Each of these energy streams was nurtured and protected by a group of guardians, but suddenly they all disappeared.

It is now up to the Players to become Guardians and restore the stream’s flow and keep the balance. Players decide which of the five Guardian groups to join:


The Second Great Guardian Party in Astana

The Second Great Guardian Party in Astana

On 07.10.2017, the Goethe-Institut Kasachstan in Astana hosted the “Second Great Guardian Party”. The “guardians of the energy stream” throughout the city once more gathered in order to collectively honour the best guardians from the ...
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Hurrah! We are over 1500 ...

Hurrah! We are over 1500 …

We are getting more and more. Meanwhile more than 1500 guardians gathered to reanimate the energy river. If you download the game “Urban corners” from the App Store and Google Play, you will discover a ...
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Dear Guardians,

Dear Guardians,

with great joy we can inform you that the grand meeting is already a great success! In the first 40 days more than 700 new guardians joined us. The untiring guardians face the tough tasks ...
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The Guardians Meeting with Aset Issekeshev, Mayor of Astana City

The Guardians Meeting with Aset Issekeshev, Mayor of Astana City

July 13th 2017 the INFOLAB@ of Goethe-Institut Kazakhstan hosted a meeting within the framework of the „Urban Corners” Project. The most courageous Guardians of the Magic River welcomed the Mayor of Astana City, Mr. Aset ...
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