Pora Ora , the ground breaking virtual 3D online universe that is transforming the way that 5-12 year old children learn, has launched an online Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter facilitates ‘people power’ funding enabling the woman (or man) on the street to change the world when done in mass.
With membership expected to reach 500,000 children by the end of 2012, the Kickstarter campaign will enable its creators, Caped Koala Studios, to expand the game further with innovative content that will challenge and motivate children to learn as well as develop their creativity.
Pora Ora’s no.1 fan, and daughter of the CEO, takes center stage in the appeal to raise funds and proves hard to resist! If the pitched funding of $100,000 is not reached by 28 July 2012, all the pledges are cancelled.
Pora Ora is packed with exciting and engaging games, puzzles and quests, all geared to a global school curriculum. Children learn through their avatar whilst exploring the worlds of Pora Ora alongside their Pora Pal (virtual pet) who need wisdom, creativity and exploration points to keep them healthy and happy.
With strong security settings embedded within the game, children have to complete an eSafety quest and gain parental permission to access the interactive features. Pora Ora can also be set to school mode, allowing teachers to utilize this fantastic free educational resource in the classroom. Teachers and parents are able to control the safety features, track the child’s progress and offer in-game rewards through the parent portal.
With the money raised through Kickstarter, Caped Koala will develop new worlds, Pora Pals, gaming features and apps. Their stretch goals include creating a coding game and developing the tools to enable children to create their own world. Caped Koala wants to give all children the opportunity to access this valuable and effective game based learning resource.
“Our Kickstarter campaign has the potential to fund the creative growth and expansion of Pora Ora. The education system hasn‘t changed in years. It remains a granular system where creativity has fallen down the priority list to the extent that it is almost unrecognized in the education sector. If we reach our target, we will be able to revolutionize education and ensure that Pora Ora can be enjoyed by children, parents and teachers alike. We believe that Pora Ora will become the world‘s top online education and entertainment destination for children.“ Neil Gallagher, Caped Koala, CEO.
View their Kickstarter campaign here: http://www.poraora.com/kickstarter