Below is Truffles the Treasure Hunting Piggy. Your pupils will enjoy Truffles as a fun and educational complement to their learning from the above lesson plans, however this game can also be used as a stand-alone resource.
Help Truffles, the treasure hunting piggy, on a journey through Limerick City! Each level you complete will unlock a ceramic treasure from one of the Three Muses: The Hunt Museum, Limerick Museum and Limerick City Gallery of Art!
The layout of the old city of Limerick that Truffles navigates through is inspired by an illustration of Limerick from 1578 in the Limerick Museum Collection.
The colour palette for Truffles and the city was taken from a selection of watercolour paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Limerick City Gallery of Art.
Truffles our main character is inspired by Limerick’s ‘Pigtown’ food heritage.
The patrolling diver ‘guards’ are inspired by the diving suit in the Limerick Museum Collection.
The sweets that Truffles collects on her way to find the keys are inspired by the shapes of sweet moulds from Limerick sweet production, also on display in the Limerick Museum.
Look closely and you will see King John’s Castle, the river Shannon, the windmill from Windmill Street, and St. Mary’s cathedral. Look ever closer and you will see a Pike splashing in the Shannon. There are a number of stuffed fish in the Limerick Museum.
If you play the game with the sound on you will hear Truffles speaking, she speaks in Limerick slang! What can you hear her say?
Listen carefully – do you hear the Bells of St. Mary’s Cathedral?
The objects and artefacts being hunted by Truffles are:
Tree of Life by Tiburcio Soteno from the Limerick City Gallery of Art Permanent Collection.
To play, use Arrow keys, WASD, or D-Pad depending on your device.
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