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Whitesock

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Florence, Italy
We transform Contents into Games
We're an awarded serious games studio based in Florence specializing in designing and developing applied games and highly interactive multimedia experiences for educational projects, CSR activities, dissemination, training, and communication. We published games about citizenship, intercultural dialogue, sustainability, biology, mental health, and economics and we've engaged thousands of students, kids, and adults across Italy and Europe. We can do: 1. Serious games for ESG Do you want to ensure your CSR activities have a concrete and measurable impact ? Do you want to avoid your project being perceived as green/social washing ? Do you want to avoid the backfire related to the perception of manipulation following nudging activities? Use serious games to pique curiosity, generate interest, explain, and convince . Leverage the accessible and engaging language of interaction and the potential of procedural rhetoric to create empowerment and promote contributory activation to your project. Measure the impact and obtain meaningful metrics for your sustainability report . 2. Serious Games for Employee Training and Corporate Culture Transmission Are your employees lacking motivation when it comes to training and upskilling processes? Do you want to improve the effectiveness of these processes and obtain meaningful metrics and new insights from them? We develop serious games to simulate scenarios , experiment with relational dynamics , transmit values , and validate knowledge and hard/soft skills . We apply andragogical training principles that value the role and experience of learners through active and intentional learning . 3. Serious games for k12 training and educational projects Are you looking for a format that adapts to the changing needs of engagement and different learning styles and needs ? Do you need support to update your lesson materials with a focus on inclusivity and personalized learning ? Let's transform your content into games to leverage the advantages of an accessible and engaging language , tune in difficulty and depth degree to the student's zone of proximal development ,convey knowledge while avoiding rote learning , develop skills while avoiding frustration , and stimulate critical thinking through discussion , debate, and peer cooperation . Some results: With its first release, Chef Adventure, Whitesock won the Best Applied Game 2021 award at the IVGA (Italian VideoGame Award) and received numerous articles and interviews in specialized and non-specialized magazines (e.g., ilSole24 Ore). Simboasi was nominated for the 2022 version. The game Oxistress has been the subject of two scientific publications in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity . MedCase, Whitesock's most technologically ambitious project designed and developed, has been used in 125 events for healthcare training in 20 different countries, involving over 3000 doctors in person and 500 participants in online courses, and won the Innovation prize at the Italian FCE Award 2024 . Prosperia, a board game about cooperation versus individualism has been selected to be showcased at the 18th European Conference on Games Based Learning in Aarhus Denmark. In 2023, Whitesock was selected in Erasmus+ KA2 program with the project AYDRESS , related to raising awareness about the preparation and management of disasters related to the climate emergency.
7 people in their team
Speaks English, French, Italian
6 projects in their portfolio
Sortlist member since 2024
Founded in 2022
3 awards conferred
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4 services offered by Whitesock

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  • Description
    Whitesock consultancy begins by identifying project objectives (learning objectives) and defining qualitative KPIs for monitoring and reporting.
    We then delve into the contents and design a tailor-made game concept in which the problem-solving activity is based on the knowledge and skills we want to develop or on the educational message we want to convey.

    After approval of the concept, we take care of defining the design, technical specifications, and quality requirements in detail and organizing a production plan with milestones and deliverables.
    Using an Agile approach, features are implemented in iterations with testing and validation. Customers are involved in real-time communication through production chat and task management systems.

    After release, we support customers with QA, press kit materials, and content marketing. In collaboration with the University of Florence, we offer impact analysis services for the developed game.
    Skills in Game Development (20)
    gamificationvideogamegamedesignstorytellingDesign dell'UI dell'app mobileStrategia di gamificationSviluppo C++NarrativaSviluppo di giochi Unity 3Dsviluppo di giochi online+10
    Works in Game Development (6)
    Prosperia - Individualism vs Cooperation - Game Development
    Chef Adventure - Game Development
    Oxistress - Game Development
    40Answers - Game Development
    Reviews in Game Development (3)
    Emanuela Cavazzini
    Alessandro Innocenti
    Lorenzo Levrero
    Clients in Game Development (6)
    UniCoop FirenzeEducation | national
    UniCoop FirenzeEducation | national
    BrandCross Srl & Rai RagazziEducation | national
    Hallgarten-Franchetti Centro Studi Villa MontescaEducation | national

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  • Description
    Whitesock provides consulting services starting with identifying project objectives and defining qualitative KPIs for tracking and reporting.
    We conduct a feasibility study, including risk analysis and quality management measures. We draft technical specifications, quality requirements, and a comprehensive production plan with milestones and deliverables.
    Using an Agile approach, functionalities are implemented in iterations with testing and validation. Clients are involved in real-time communication through production chat and task management systems.
    Post-release, we support clients with QA.
    Skills in Mobile App (5)
    Android App DevelopmentMobile App Game DevelopmentCustom DevelopmentApp DesigningiOS App Development
    Works in Mobile App (5)
    Prosperia - Individualism vs Cooperation - Mobile App
    Chef Adventure - Mobile App
    40Answers - Mobile App
    Leo's world - Mobile App
    Review in Mobile App (1)
    Fabrizio Boldrini
    Clients in Mobile App (5)
    UniCoop FIEducation | national
    UniCoop FirenzeEducation | national
    UniCoop FirenzeEducation | national
    BrandCross Srl & Rai RagazziEducation | national

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  • Description
    Whitesock offers consulting services starting with identifying project objectives, deepening the context of use, and defining the target technology and qualitative KPIs.

    We conduct a feasibility study, including risk analysis and quality management measures. We draft technical specifications, quality requirements, and a comprehensive production plan with milestones and deliverables.

    Using an Agile approach, functionalities are implemented in iterations with testing and validation. Clients are involved in real-time communication through production chat and task management systems.

    Post-release, we support clients with QA. All the production process ensures visibility, real-time communication, and client involvement.
    Skills in Innovation (9)
    Formazione aziendaleVirtual Reality (VR)Mixed Reality DevelopmentFormazione digitaleVirtual Reality (VR)Formazione sul ProdottoAugmented Reality (AR)Mixed Reality DevelopmentAugmented Reality (AR)
    Works in Innovation (2)
    Prosperia - Individualism vs Cooperation - Innovation
    Oxistress - Innovation
    Review in Innovation (1)
    Laura Vaioli
    Clients in Innovation (2)
    UniCoop FirenzeEducation | national
    LabVR UnisiEducation | international

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  • Description
    Thanks to its founders' twenty-year experience in interaction design, game development, and web and mobile application design, Whitesock can provide highly professional and efficient UI design services.
    Skills in Ergonomy (UX/UI) (7)
    Mobile App UI DesignErgonomy (UX/UI)User ExperienceUI UXFigmaUI DesignWireframing
    Works in Ergonomy (UX/UI) (6)
    Prosperia - Individualism vs Cooperation - Ergonomy (UX/UI)
    Chef Adventure - Ergonomy (UX/UI)
    Oxistress - Ergonomy (UX/UI)
    40Answers - Ergonomy (UX/UI)
    Clients in Ergonomy (UX/UI) (6)
    UniCoop FIEducation | national
    UniCoop FirenzeEducation | national
    UniCoop FirenzeEducation | national
    BrandCross Srl & Rai RagazziEducation | national

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StoryFounded in July 2021 by ed-tech and game development professionals, Whitesock designs and develops games for social change. Covering topics like citizenship, sustainability, and mental health, it has reached thousands of players across Europe and received several recognitions for the quality and impact of its projects.
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Awards

Whitesock was awarded 3 times

BEST APPLIED GAME 2022 - NOMINATION2023-1-1Italian Videogames Award
BEST EDUCATIONAL GAME 2024 - NOMINATION2024-6-1European Conference Game Based Learning
BEST APPLIED GAME 2021 - WINNER2022-1-1Italian Videogames Award

Reviews

5 reviews for Whitesock

5/5
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LV
Laura VaioliManager at TheSign | Comics & Arts Academy
ServiceInnovation
SectorEducation
Team11 - 50
5/5

For TheSIGN Academy, Whitesock is a valuable partner. Not only because its founders and several team members have been or are currently instructors at game dev courses, but also because having a continuous dialogue with a significant player in the Italian gaming industry allows the academy to stay up-to-date on industry needs, intercept trends and innovations related to the subjects taught in the courses, and offer its students greater opportunities in terms of networking and career prospects. For those seeking a technological partner with high expertise in game design and game development, I would absolutely recommend Whitesock for professionalism, reliability, and enthusiasm.


ServiceInnovation
SectorEducation
Team11 - 50

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Lorenzo LevreroExecutive Creative Director & Co-Founder at NERDO Studio
ServiceGame Development
SectorMarketing & Advertising
Team11 - 50
5/5

We were initially uncertain about how to proceed with the development of our first augmented reality app, but the Whitesock team, with their expertise and professionalism, allowed us to overcome the technical challenges and create a high-quality product exactly as we had envisioned it.


ServiceGame Development
SectorMarketing & Advertising
Team11 - 50

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Fabrizio BoldriniGeneral Director at Franchetti-Hallgarten Foundation at Villa montesca
ServiceMobile App
SectorEducation
5/5

The Villa Montesca Foundation asked WS to develop an educational project on the theme of multi-religious school inclusion. To address this dedicated theme, a game was jointly created that could allow students across Europe to reflect on the differences related to the religion they profess. It was a very positive experience that fully highlighted the professionalism of the developers and their ability to be flexible in an encounter with experts from the field, who also had diverse cultural and religious sensitivities. See the project at lifetwo.eu, the game is called "40 Answers".


ServiceMobile App
SectorEducation

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  • HeadquarterVia Panciatichi, 16, 50141 Firenze FI, Italia

  • Piazza Garibaldi, 85053 Montemurro PZ, Italia

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