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:


Urban Corners project’s history

From idea to implementation. The video presents the most important events of the project “Urban Corners”: the brainstorming, the development of stations, the thematic workshops with the participation of german and local experts, the meeting with the Akim of the city of Astana A.O. Isekeshev, the animated film competition, the participation in the EXPO, the awarding of the winners’ prizes and, of course, the game process itself.

News

Announsement of the Winners

Announsement of the Winners

The final Party of the Guardian of the Magic River of Energy Flow was held on 13 October 2018 in Astana, during which the winners of the game “City Corners” were announced. Upon decision of ...
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Eco-School in Astana: The impossible is possible!

Eco-School in Astana: The impossible is possible!

Amina - Pineapple, Mukhit - Mandarin, Diaz - Bustard. This is how the participants of the Eco-School of the Goethe-Institute Kazakhstan and the ASBK (Association for Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan) made acquaintance. This took ...
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Stories from the garbage bin

Stories from the garbage bin

INFOLAB@ - the digital information lab of the Goethe-Institute Kazakhstan in Astana, became a landfill site for a few days. Empty plastic bottles, used tetrapacks, old buttons and pearls – those things cannot be found, ...
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Workshop: "Gaining useful things from waste" in Astana

Workshop: “Gaining useful things from waste” in Astana

How to turn a tetrapack of favorite juice into a design piece? And why it is better not to throw away plastic bags, toothpaste packaging, wrapping paper of sweets and chocolate and plastic bottles, etc., ...
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“Urban Corners” enters its final round

“Urban Corners” enters its final round

The evaluation of the third round of the “Urban Corners” game took place in Astana. The game comes in the form of an app for mobile devices that focuses on the sustainable locations within the ...
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The secret of the guardians’ disappearance has been solved!

The secret of the guardians’ disappearance has been solved!

With the help of over 2,000 new guardians, Dina and Talgat have solved the mystery of the guardians’ disappearance: ...
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The Third Great Guardian Party in Astana

The Third Great Guardian Party in Astana

On March 22, 2018, the third round of the game "Urban Corners" will end. Following the tradition, the results of the game round are announced in the presence of the organizers and partners, and of ...
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Workshop: “How to create new spots and tasks for the game”

Workshop: “How to create new spots and tasks for the game”

At January 21st in the INFOLAB@ the Guardians of the Magic River had another chance to experience, “how to develop new spots and tasks for the Urban-Corners-Game”. A workshop on this topic, moderated by Dagmar ...
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Exhibition of the most interesting posts

Exhibition of the most interesting posts

Despite the icy-cold weather in Astana, the number of Guardians is growing. Recently the 2126th user registered for the Game. Best chance for the Guardians and their friends to warm up: a visit to the ...
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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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Goethe-Institut Kasachstan
Naurysbay Batyr Str. 31
Business Center „Premium“
050000 Almaty, Kasachstan
www.goethe.de/kaz
Tel.: +7 727 2797899
Fax: +7 727 2798241
E-Mail: info-almaty@goethe.de

INFOLAB@ Astana
Beibitshilik Str. 8
Tel.: +7 7172 57 12 40
E-Mail: infolab-astana@goethe.de

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