Download the world Operation Aorta Prepare for an epic journey through your own body and unravel the mystery of your blood! Those 25,000 billion blood cells inside you are working extremely hard to keep you healthy, but they could use your help. Go on an adventure, complete amazing missions, defeat vicious intruders and crack challenging puzzles. Be ready for an exciting journey full of action and discovery. As you make your way through your body's breathtaking environments, you'll also learn how it all works. This is not just another game, it is an educational journey full of fun! Are you ready to become a hero and help your blood cells in this adventure? Set out now and experience Operation Aorta! Grand microscopic adventure! Experience an exciting and educational journey through the human body in Operation Aorta! Shrink down to the size of a blood cell and help the professor make important discoveries. Learn about the circulatory system, respiration, and more while playing! Learn about blood cells! Blood is extremely important, but what exactly does it do? In Operation Aorta, you travel through all kinds of parts of the human body: the lungs, the heart, and even the brain. Earn a unique skin! Complete the challenges in Operation Aorta and earn a unique skin. This skin is not available anywhere else and can only be obtained by successfully completing Operation Aorta. So quickly download the world and help the professor! Frequently asked questions What is 'Operation Aorta'? 'Operation Aorta' is an educational Minecraft world developed by the blood bank Sanquin and The Invaders, designed to interactively teach players about the role and importance of blood and blood donation. Why is Sanquin launching this game? At Sanquin, we find it essential to educate a wide audience, from young to old, about the vital work we do. Naturally, young people cannot become donors yet, but it's crucial for the future that as many people as possible understand the importance of blood and a safe blood supply. And this game is educational but especially a lot of fun! Is the game freely accessible? To play the Sanquin map, you must have Minecraft, specifically the bedrock edition. Any player who has Minecraft can download the map for free. You can soon download the game via the Minecraft Marketplace, but it's already available at sanquin.nl/minecraft. The game is available in both Dutch and English. For schools, the game will soon be accessible through Minecraft Education, a gaming platform for schools that promotes creative and inclusive learning by approaching various subjects through play. What is the game about? The game is a single-player game that takes the player through the body via the circulatory system. Along the way, they must perform tasks related to the functions of blood, such as delivering oxygen, removing waste, and delivering nutrients. If all tasks are performed correctly, the player earns a special skin that can also be used in further Minecraft adventures. In the Education version of the game, players can also earn a certificate. Isn't the game too bloody or scary for children? No, while the game takes place within the circulatory system, it is not a bloody game. The gamer meets various characters such as blood cells and pathogens and receives missions throughout the game that they must complete. How long will the game be playable? Currently, there is no set end time. The game is approved by Microsoft and will soon be added to the content available for download from the Minecraft Marketplace. As long as no update is required, it will remain there. We are exploring whether and how we can further develop the game for the future. Does the game focus on blood or on blood donation? The game focuses on the vital functions of blood. It introduces the player to how blood operates within a body. The importance of donation is addressed at a certain point in the game. For what age group is the game designed? The game is designed for players around 10 years old and up. However, much of the information provided is new and interesting even for older players, so it is certainly not just a game for children. How to play? On PC Download the world Open the downloaded .mcworld file Launch Minecraft Bedrock Select the Operation Aorta world within single player On iPad If you want to add new worlds to your Minecraft game on an iPad, this guide will help you to easily download and install .mcworld map files. Follow the steps below to get started. Step 1: Download the .mcworld File Press the 'download world' button on the website. The file will automatically be downloaded and saved as a ".mcworld" file. Confirm if necessary that you want to download the file. Step 2: Access the Downloaded File Once the download is complete, open the Files app on your iPad. Find the ".mcworld" file in the Downloads folder (or the folder you have set for your downloads). Step 3: Move the File to the Minecraft Folder Tap on the ".mcworld" file and select "Move" from the context menu. In the Files app, go to "On My iPad" to access local storage. Find the Minecraft folder. If you have trouble finding it, the typical path for the Minecraft folder is through settings to My iPad > Minecraft. Step 4: Start the .mcworld File With the ".mcworld" file now in the Minecraft folder, tap on the file. Minecraft will automatically open and begin importing the map. Step 5: Play in Your New World Once the import is complete, the new world will be available in your list of worlds within Minecraft. Simply tap on the world to start playing. Troubleshooting Tips: Ensure that the ".mcworld" file is fully downloaded before moving it to the Minecraft folder. If the world does not appear in Minecraft after following these steps, try closing and reopening the Minecraft app. Make sure that your iPad's software and the Minecraft app are updated to the latest versions for compatibility.