We've learned so much from co-designing the Apart of Me platform with young people who have lost a parent. We've talked to parents who have understandably struggled to have these very difficult conversations with their children, and often feel isolated themselves, without anyone to talk to. And we've met with organisations who are keen to find new ways to reach and engage young people in need.

Now we need to bring our game into the world. We need to accelerate the development of the most requested Apart of Me features:

Tell us your stories

We're actively looking for people who are happy to share their stories of loss or bereavement, particularly if it relates to loss of a parent or sibling at a young age.

We are building a library of stories which will be available and searchable from within our app, share your story to find out more.

The Cave was one of our testers’ favourite areas in the game due to its immersive design and the sense of entering into a world within a world. In the Summer of 2017 we ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to raise the money we needed to enrich the cave. We are now working to use that money wisely, making the cave more immersive and giving our experienced users the ability to add their own audio stories.

Parent Companion App

An App for Parents and Carers

We will create a companion app for Apart of Me. This will provide vital information to parents and carers about how to talk to young people about death and dying. It will also allow parents and carers to upload images and stories directly to the Apart of Me servers, allowing our younger users to incorporate them into their treehouse.

Parent Companion App

Storing Memories

Our message in a bottle feature is designed to guide young people in building up a virtual “memory box”, prompting them to ask important questions of their loved one and gather images and video “memories” before it’s too late. Our beta testers have told us this is a useful concept, we are now planning on building a secure system for the storage of digital memories. In plan on allowing users to view and curate these memories in their own personal “treehouse” space.

Treehouse Phase 2
Interactive Environment

Fostering an Interactive, Creative Environment

Our beta testers told us they loved the idea of growing, cultivating and building the environment within the game. This will allow users to customise their island while also allowing us more opportunities for exploring life and death in our safe virtual environment. This also allows us to add the ability for users to share their own ‘power-ups’ with other users, giving them a real sense of being able to help others who are going through hard times.

Interactive Environment

How can I help?

Donate

You donation will help us provide Apart of Me to as many people as possible. Make a contribution, securely via MyDonate.

Apart of Me is a restricted fund under auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, reg. charity 1099682

Volunteer

We're always grateful to have volunteers who can help us with our mission. If you have skills in fundraising, marketing, UX or games development or if you think you can help us in anyway please visit our volunteering page.

Tell us your stories

We're actively looking for people who are happy to share their stories of loss or bereavement, particularly if it relates to loss of a parent or sibling at a young age.

We are building a library of stories which will be available and searchable from within our app, share your story to find out more.

Spread the word

You can help a lot by promoting our campaign by sharing it with your friends on social media or any other way you see fit!

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