A nice way to introduce middle school students to an upper secondary school would be a tour. However arranging a tour might be troublesome for everyone and it's not something that can be done every day. Thus the idea of a virtual tour, or more like an exploration, was born.
Niilu is the nickname of Niinivaaran lukio, an upper secondary school located in the city of Joensuu on top of the hill called Niinivaara. The project Niilu is a slick remake of the school and its surroundings in the form of a game.
Don't be scared though, it's not meant to be educational. A free-world isometric exploration game can be interesting to anyone.
For more info about the school take a look at its website (in Finnish).
The release version 1.0 is bundled with the following languages: Finnish, English, Hungarian and Norwegian.
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System requirements notice
This piece of software requires DirectX 9 August 2008 runtime. Download it from here.
Sound compatibility issue notice
The use of module-format background music tracks may be an issue on some systems. There is a compatibility patch available to the game which replaces the module tracks with ogg vorbis encoded music. Download it here. For more info refer to support-page.