JumpStart Launches Educational MMORPG – School of Dragons
JumpStart has launched its newest educational multiplayer online game, School of Dragons™. The game is based on DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon franchise, and is one of the first massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) to incorporate basic science educational features in its gameplay.
School of Dragons blends together three fields — film, online games, and television– to create an immersive online gaming experience for youth, allowing players to interact, play, and learn with familiar faces from the hit animated film, such as Hiccup and his dragon Toothless. As players train their own dragons and become fierce Viking adventurers in the game, they will learn key concepts in the scientific method through activities based on earth, life, and physical sciences. Also, later this summer, School of Dragons is going places no other online educational MMORPG has gone before — seamless, simultaneous mobile and online gameplay.
“There is no other game like School of Dragons — it’s epic, fun, and gives fans of the How To Train Your Dragon another way to experience their favorite characters,” said David Lord, CEO of JumpStart. “While the film was the foundation for the game, our team took it to the next level and demonstrated the type of creativity and commitment we pride ourselves on here at JumpStart. The dynamic gameplay of School of Dragons, coupled with the strong DreamWorks Animation brand, will position School of Dragons to be every kid’s favorite game.”
“We are pleased to see the How To Train Your Dragon adventure extended in this beautifully crafted game experience that will engage and educate Dragon fans,” said Jim Mainard, Head of Digital Strategy for DreamWorks Animation. “This dragon world is a perfect environment for teaching real world scientific lessons, while delivering all the fun and excitement that How To Train Your Dragon fans expect.”
School of Dragons can be played online through a limited free account or by paid, full game subscription. For more information and news about School of Dragons: Visit: www.SchoolofDragons.com
Source: Press Release