TORONTO, June 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Collect shiny gems raining down from the
sky, but beware of lurking sea monsters, all while playing four
exciting mini-games - in tvokids.com's The Mysteries of Lagoon Bay.
TVOKids.com continues to lead the way in teacher-approved, kid-tested
fun with the launch of its new online educational game that was
developed in close collaboration with students from a Toronto community
school. The Mysteries of Lagoon Bay, which launches today on tvokids.com, is an online board game that can be played by one to four players on
the same computer - perfect for families.
Built from the ground up, over a one-and-a-half year period, game
developers and educators from tvokids.com worked with a group of 10
children, aged five to seven, to incorporate their ideas and
preferences into an exciting and challenging game. Not only is it
adjustable for different skill levels, but The Mysteries of Lagoon Bay finely balances a mysteriously fun game while reinforcing the Ontario
The tvokids.com team began by building a life-sized physical board game
and workshopped it with kids to determine the best way to make the
educational elements of the game really come alive.
Players select one of six unique characters and compete to collect the
most gems by playing four types of mini-games. Each game is designed to
help kids with adding (Nice Dice), patterning (Ball Fall), geometry
(Shape Escape), and spelling (Word Herd). The game's adventurous
setting incorporates suggestions from kids to add hidden passageways,
top-secret trapdoors and wonderful surprises.
"The Mysteries of Lagoon Bay is the result of a collaborative effort between kids and tvokids.com -
we really listened to what they liked in their favourite games and
tried to pack as much as we could in this game," says manager of
tvokids.com Marie Morency-Lee. "When we showed the kids the final game,
they were excited and screaming, 'This was my idea!'. The game is a
great tool to practice math and language concepts while having a blast
playing with friends and family."
The Mysteries of Lagoon Bay is available exclusively at tvokids.com.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. Celebrating 40 years, TVO's vision is
to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational
media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and supported
by thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
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