Blue Ice | Polar Quest

Awards & Nominations

Blue Ice has received the following awards and nominations. Way to go!

Local Peoples' Choice Winner
Global Nominee

The Challenge | Polar Quest

Design a quest-like game to teach others about polar environments and how they are changing. Use NASA data to help adventurers plan their quest and present them with challenges along the way.

Polar explorers - printable board game

We have created a printable board game, accessible to everyone. Biologist, geologist, adventurer and climatologist join their powers to conquer Antarctica. Their mission is to complete 10 challenges before all of the ice fragments melt!

Blue Ice
About the game

Our game is designed to educate and raise awareness about changes of cryosphere due to climate change. It is also a fun way to learn new facts about Antarctica and polar expeditions. Characters encounter problems with nutrition, equipment, communication, weather... They learn about past expeditions and the importance of scientific research for better understanding of the environment.

To play the game visit our page at:


We met at NASA Space Apps Challenge, not knowing each other before. From the second we started developing ideas as a team, we enjoyed our brain-storming just like we were used to working together for many years.

All our passions and diverse knowledge united, made our vision of a Polar quest real. Win on a local scale was a big surprise, which reminded us about a great potential that our game has. We are motivated and encouraged to share our game with the world.

Next step

Innovative and creative as we are, we are full of new ideas for game expansions.

Imagine how amazing would be discovering all polar regions on one page of printable board games, or having the whole game in a box, translated to different languages and with hundreds of new challenges!

By upgrading our prototype and expanding the areas that game covers, we would like to inspire and educate people about the cryosphere and the importance of protecting these isolated places in order to prevent natural catastrophes which threaten life on Earth.


Source code of the web page:

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Equipment Icons were adapted from icons made by Smashicons, Pixel Buddha and Freepik from (CC 3.0 BY licence)


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