June 5, 2013 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Pleasantville, New York - Following the success of Mystery Math Town for iPad, Artgig Apps today announces the release of Mystery Math Town for iPhone. Designed specifically for iPhone and iPod touch, Mystery Math Town for iPhone joins the iPad version in the award-winning family of Artgig Apps, including Marble Math, Alien Buddies and Shake-a-Phrase.
The object of the game, for kids ages 6 and up, is to help a friendly and curious little ghost rescue the fireflies that are hidden in Mystery Math Town. Along the way, players must use math skills to build equations and unlock rooms and passages. As a bonus, children can earn talking portraits for their gallery, revealing the stories of the colorful townspeople and the town itself. The game is available for download on the App Store at an introductory price of $1.99 USD.
Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping parents and teachers manage the media and technology in kids' lives, says "listening to a kid playing Mystery Math Town, parents might not realize right away their kid is working on math - with the guffaws over the witty, sometimes snarky, talking portraits. But interspersed with the laughter, parents may pick up on the sounds of a kid being challenged by the progressively harder math problems as they have to search through the town's houses to find the numbers they need to create and solve problems. The mysterious setting, funny townspeople, and discoveries throughout the houses keep kids engaged, and the math keeps them challenged."
Artgig President Matthew Kicinski says, "We initially made the game exclusively for iPads and we immediately heard from some pretty vocal iPhone users who wanted to play but couldn't." He adds, "We redesigned the UI to make better use of the phone screen real estate and we're really excited to offer Mystery Math Town to everyone with an iPhone today. It's the perfect game to keep your kids practicing math over the summer."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 103 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Mystery Math Town for iPhone 1.0.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Artgig Studio is an award-winning boutique interactive firm based in Westchester, NY. Artgig's key employees first met while working together at Sunburst Technology, then a division of Houghton Mifflin Interactive, developing and producing educational tools and games for schools and children. In 2002, Matthew Kicinski launched Artgig with Steven Grosmark and Elisabeth Cherry. Since then, Artgig's capabilities and portfolio have expanded to include mainstream websites using open source and proprietary CMS platforms, games, enterprise web tools, mobile applications, our own continuing education LMS platform, and Educational apps available in the App Store - developed under the Artgig Apps brand. Other Artgig Apps include the award-winning Marble Math apps, the award-winning early learning app, Alien Buddies, the popular learn-as-you-laugh language arts app, Shake-a-Phrase, and children's book app, Being Benny. Copyright (C) 2013 Artgig Studio, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.