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3D game-based world targets language skills

By Laura Devaney
December 10th, 2014

Website marks debut of resources based on Penguins of Madagascar film

penguins-learningLearning-based game provider JumpStart launched a 3D online world based on DreamWorks Animation’s new Penguins of Madagascar film.

The World of Madagascar is a 3D online world that lets users engage with the film’s characters while sharpening their language-based skills.

Players explore four locations, including Times Square, Central Park, Coney Island, and Venice, Italy with their customized avatar. Players will follow a Penguins-themed storyline throughout educational quests, which are adapted to the child’s specific grade-level.

“The Penguins of Madagascar world is designed to give players a very tailored educational gaming experience,” said Chris Williams, JumpStart Creative Director. “Each quest woven into the game will cater to the player’s selected grade-level in school, enabling players to learn specific skills, while still delivering loads of entertainment.”

“JumpStart has been creating learning-based games for over 20 years, and we’re excited that our new website will offer players a centralized location to find all of the games that they’ve loved for so long and perhaps introduce them to new ones,” said David Lord, JumpStart CEO. “In the future, our aim is to create a singular log-in to give players access to all of the games and game-themed worlds that are available under the overarching JumpStart brand umbrella.”

To check out JumpStart’s newly launched website and the World of Madagascar 3D online world, please visit http://www.jumpstart.com/penguins-of-madagascar/.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura