August 22, 2012 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Classrooms of the future can potentially be more collaborative and team-based, thanks to two new iPad games. Newly launched edtech developers Tigerface Games have worked with a number of Primary Schools and educators to produce a set of games designed to teach early age children social skills alongside standard literacy and numeracy skills.
Equator is a two-person game where players need to make the same total using two different sums. The screen is split into two to encourage players to talk to each other. As the levels progress, players are introduced to multiplication, division and brackets. Players are rewarded with an in-game currency which allows them to customise their characters during the game.
Smash Party is a four-person game that displays multiple answers to the same question and the players have to find the right answer within a time limit. Designed for 5 to 7 year olds, the app includes a mixture of mini-games to do with spelling, number patterns and basic arithmetic.
The developers hope that the games will encourage a new generation of children to be more confident learners and to be much more effective contributors in a group situation.
Effective team-based work and collaboration has been identified as 21st Century skills to be taught in the Common Core Standards Framework used throughout the United States.
Kate Ho, Managing Director of Tigerface Games, said: "More schools are turning to new technologies such as the iPad to engage children in lower primary. Teachers are often trying to more innovative ways of promoting team-work and communication skills. We think that Equator and Smash Party are excellent games of bringing that to the classroom."
The two games will be launched on Thursday 23rd August 2012. The games are available for download now at a sale price of $3.99 and $4.99 (USD) from the Apple Apps Store.
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, TigerFace Games is an independent developer specialising in designing and developing collaborative and social learning games for iOS, Android, SMART Table and Microsoft Surface. Our games redefine what learning games are, combining game design aesthetics with genuine underlying educational value. Copyright (C) 2012 Tigerface Games. 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.