FableVision Studios and TERC have been busy over the last year developing a faithful recreation of the '90s classic original Zoombinis math and logic game to bring it back to the market. Designed for students in middle school and beyond, the new version maintains everything that earned its avid following, but with countless refinements and updated designs for modern devices.
David Libby, Director of Technology, TERC, points out, "Just as children and adults first came to love the timeless logic puzzles in the '90s, players can with the click of a mouse on their PC or Mac help bring Zoombinis home once again."
Including the latest updates, the Windows and Mac version also comes packed with never-before released extras such as the game soundtrack, iOS and Android ringtones, a digital poster and desktop backgrounds featuring beloved characters such as Arno, the pizza troll.
Zoombinis has been developed in conjunction with nonprofit STEM curriculum developers and researchers at TERC (Technical Education Research Centers), and FableVision Studios, along with Learning Games Network. A dozen daunting quests are set within lush, entertaining environments. Using logic, data analysis, pattern finding and problem solving skills, children and adults face a series of increasingly difficult challenges. Previous and ongoing NSF-funded research shows that Zoombinis delivers deep and enduring learning experiences.
"This collaboration is a dream team experience," FableVision's President Gary Goldberger said. "It's a big deal to take a classic, beloved game and refresh it for modern platforms while maintaining everything that turned the game into a classic - but our teams pulled it off. Research shows that Zoombinis delivers deep and enduring learning experiences, but I think it will continue to be the engaging story and quirky fun that will hook a new generation of avid fans."
The Journey Continues: Join the Zoombinis' Epic Journey to Zoombiniville
Hundreds of Zoombinis need your help. These small blue creatures are all imprisoned by the evil Bloats who took over their home - and they need your help to reach the safety of Zoombiniville. Thanks to our generous community of Kickstarter supporters, and the launch of the iPad and Android versions earlier this year, TERC's beloved educational game, Zoombinis, is now available for Windows, Mac, and Kindle Fire.
Make me a pizza! Download and play today!