First School of Dragons Companion Game Is Learning-Based Match-3 Style Game That Provides Endless Fun for Kids & Adults AlikeTORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced the launch of its new mobile game School of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure, the second game to be launched as part of the School of Dragons brand. School of Dragons is JumpStart's wildly successful multiplayer game based on DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon franchise, which has gained international popularity since its launch in July 2013. Now available via iTunes®, Google Play™, Amazon®, online and, for those older players, Facebook, the all-new game School of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure enables players to learn about the Periodic Table of Elements and match compounds in a fun and dynamic experience. It is the first learning-based Match-3 game to give players a learning edge in chemistry, elements and compounds.
"Matching games are incredibly popular in today's mobile gaming market. Most of these games incorporate items like candy or jewels, but School of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure provides a fun science twist," said Lori Berget, Executive Producer for JumpStart. "Alchemy Adventure uniquely integrates chemistry into an entertaining puzzle game allowing players to learn more about elements, compounds and the periodic table."
School of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure initially includes 40 levels of Match-3 fun to help players learn science and chemistry. Players will learn about elements, chemical compounds, and can even create special boosts by using elements from specific groups such as metals, halogens, and noble gases. Players are able to connect to Facebook to play with friends, and can also connect existing School of Dragons accounts to transfer rewards earned in Alchemy Adventure.
"Not only are we introducing the first educational Match-3 game to the market, Alchemy Adventure also marks the next critical step in the expansion of the already powerful School of Dragons educational brand," said David Lord, JumpStart CEO. "By launching this innovative mobile game in alliance with DreamWorks, we're continuing to spread the excitement of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise to even more audiences across the globe."
The new game is the companion to JumpStart's School of Dragons, a critically-acclaimed multiplayer game based on DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon and its sequel How to Train Your Dragons 2 - the highest grossing animated feature of 2014. Since School of Dragons' initial web browser launch in July 2013, the game has grown to a user base of over 12 million players, and School of Dragons for iPad® has been ranked a Top 20 free app and Top 10 free game in the App Store.
JumpStart® is the leader in learning-based games for kids. The reality is that kids today seek entertainment through gaming, yet the vast majority of kids' games do absolutely nothing to inspire their minds through learning. JumpStart changes that paradigm and brings a learning edge through epically fun gameplay. Because of the company's long history of excellence in providing learning-based products parents and families trust, world-renowned brands such as DreamWorks Animation partner with JumpStart to develop various educational mobile and web-based games. To date, the company has released several critically-acclaimed titles, including Madagascar Preschool Surf N' Slide™ and School of Dragons®, the ever-popular educational massively multiplayer online role-playing game. A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is privately held and based in Torrance, CA. For more information, visit www.JumpStart.com.
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