Télé-Québec has just put online “LA” place for 6-12 year olds, a new web space designed from A to Z for them: the Skwat! leSkwat.telequebec.tv has many challenges and games. Everything is animated by Manu, a fictional character who accompanies the young Internet user.
The Skwat is much more than a website or an extension of the TV experience: it is a place of discovery, with a trendy, educational and fun aspect for a community of fans of Télé-Québec youth programs.
A unique and engaging place
The site is designed to make room for creativity. The skwateur will thus have the opportunity to create an avatar. On his own, he will compose the character who will represent him during his comings and goings on the site: eyes, nose, mouth, hair, clothes, accessories, pet ... everything will be virtually made available to personalize his experience. Then, he can choose his skwatitude and his mood, and finally be part of the great community of Skwat!
With the Skwat, several new features are added to the wide range of games, videos and other activities already contained on the Télé-Québec youth site. In addition to finding his favorite games, such The quest of the karmespions (Kaboum), Save Edgar! (Sam Chicotte) and Where are they hiding? (Tactik), the Internet user will be able to participate in the Skizdi forum or respond to challenges launched by Manu.
The Skwat is rich in content and presents several surprises, such as the Grouille quest, unlock. This section will allow the skwator to accumulate keys by completing games or getting a correct answer to a quiz. When he has accumulated 100 keys, he can open a chest containing a host of items that will enhance his experience on the site, such as new moods, accessories for his avatar or themes to decorate his Skwat. This evolutionary experience will ignite more than one!
Manu: the face of the Skwat
With the launch of Skwat, a whole new face appears in the Télé-Québec web environment: Manu, the new host of the site. Manu is a fictional and timeless character with whom 6-12 year olds can quickly identify and who will fuel their sense of belonging to the site.
On Skwat, Manu challenges the Internet user and encourages him to act, react or interact with questions and challenges like SKWATo know? or SKWATo think about it? Plus, Get active and play !, Unplug and watch! or Show off your talent! are just a few of the invitations he also issues on the site. Manu is turned on, active, funny and curious. He has his character and his very particular expressions which allow him to animate the Skwat in a "more-than-real" way.
Source: Press release