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MSP attended the POSCON Meeting in Prague

Keeping our users safe while online is our number one priority. Thus, we spare no effort into keeping up to date with the latest information regarding online safety and the production of positive content for children. We therefore maintain a permanent line of discussion with other producers of positive content, NGOs and Governmental representatives.

Vernon Jones, MovieStarPlanet’s Head of Safety, has recently attended the POSCON (Positive Content and Services for Children in Europe) meeting in Prague. This is a project sponsored by the EU Safer Internet Program and it brings together producers of content, NGOs and Governmental representatives in Europe. The 4th edition of POSCON has focused on:

  • Business models for producing positive content (as well as positive content for children with special needs)
  • Review of positive content services in member states
  • Complete and review the book on Positive Content to be launched in Brussels at EU Safer Internet Forum in November
  • Discussion about availability of gateways / portals (such as FragFinn in Germany) giving parents access to sites that have been assessed as offering positive content

MPS believes in a world where children have a right to access educational, professionally produced and entertaining content. Therefore, we will strive to bring these topics as high as possible on the online safety agenda. We will also continue to maintain and constantly improve the quality of our content and safety of our users online.


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MSP survived the Zombierun

We don’t need an excuse to run in a marathon or a race. However, when there’s a horde of zombies chasing after us, you can bet we’ll put as much distance, as fast as possible between the walking dead and us. Luckily that’s just a Hollywood scenario for now, but we did train for it this weekend at the annual Zombierun in the Vallensbæk Mose park in Copenhagen.

The Zombierun is a great ocassion for a 5 km long run, demanding not only fitness, but also creativity and wits to evade the hungry zombies. The rules are simple: You can enter as a runner or zombie. Each runner has 3 lives that the zombie tries to take. For each life lost you have to run an extra short detour. Watch the video below to get more gritty details:

MSP sent both survivors and zombies to the race and, as always, it all ended with loads of fun!

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MSP ran in the DHL Relay Race

Copenhagen loves to run and so does MSP! Following an already established tradition, MSP sent some of its best runners to this year’s edition of the DHL Relay Race. If you don’t know what this great event is, here’s a short introduction:

DHL Relay Race takes place once a year in the popular park Fælledparken in Copenhagen’s Østerbro area. More than 100,000 competitors convene during the five day event. Participants compete in teams of five persons who each run five kilometres. The race is an annual tradition and a social event for many organisations and companies as well as families and friends, who team up to participate in the biggest event of its kind in the world. The runners will start and end in the park. Also, a great part of the track runs through the park optimising the cheering opportunity for the audience and the team mates in the tents. After the run, it is tradition to enjoy a picninc dinner together.

As you can see in the pictures, our runners had a great time (save from some muscle cramps and soars) and we’ll definitely be there next year again:

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MSP celebrates 1 million downloads for Boonieverse

Last Friday was a very happy day for us, here, at MSP! Our favorite adventure game, Boonieverse, has achieved an awesome milestone: 1 million downloads (and counting).

It has been a very exciting journey for Boonieverse, since its launch in February 2014, and we are both proud and happy to see so many users downloading and loving our app. Of course, this is only the beginning, as our furry creatures are planning to bring joy to many more kids in the coming months.

With a number of new and exciting features ready to hit the App Store & Google Play in the near future, Boonieverse is here to stay and make a big name for itself.

As for us, in the Copenhagen office, the day was marked with a delicious cake and a big round of applause for the Boonieverse team. Here they are:

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UK Safer Internet Center features Safety Resources available at MovieStarPlanet

The British Government has instructed UK Safer Internet Center to include information to their website showing the Safety Resources available to parents on all major social networking sites for children. MovieStarPlanet has been included to the list and is featured in the company of the other major social networks present in the UK.

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MovieStarPlanet Weekly Themes

 

Real world inspiration

for the tween digital sphere

 

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Focus Group Game Testing

Here at MovieStarPlanet HQ in Copenhagen, we love inviting our users over to our offices for focus group events, to make sure we are always up to date and that our games meet their needs and wishes. That’s how we help keep MovieStarPlanet a fun and ever evolving place for tweens.  Continue reading


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MovieStarPlanet at DTU Careers Fair

On 9th and 10th April, the MovieStarPlanet team had the pleasure to attend Denmark’s largest career fair, the DSE Messe, taking place in Lyngby at the Danish Technical University. Continue reading


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Child Internet Safety Summit 2014

MovieStarPlanet is proud to be attending this year’s Child Internet Safety conference taking place on 3 July 2014 in Westminster, London.

Aside from digital businesses, over 300 online safety professionals will be in attendance, including senior advisors, government policy officials, educators and NGO representatives from a range of charities. Continue reading


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MSP at Nordic Game Jam 2014

This Valentine’s weekend, MovieStarPlanet took part in one of the biggest video gaming industry events in Denmark and worldwide - Nordic Game Jam.

Taking place at the Aalborg University campus in Copenhagen, the aim of the weekend-long event is to gather a variety of gaming enthusiasts across disciplines. In small teams, the groups create a computer or board games within the space of 48 hours. It’s a space for testing out new platforms, engaging in high intensity problem solving, and above all, having some nerdy fun!

 

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