What Do Trains, Virtual Worlds, Serious Games, and Kids Have in Common?

    RICHARDSON, Texas, Feb. 12 /CNW/ -- Red Knight Learning Systems, based in
Dallas, Texas, has been selected as a strategic partner in the design and
development of a unique new interactive learning project for kids.
"Chuggington" is an entertainment property being developed by London-based
Ludorum, plc that follows the adventures of three young train engines, their
human caretakers, and their fellow train friends. Chuggington is specially
designed for three to six year olds, and will be rolled out in television,
books, toys, and an engaging interactive virtual world in early 2009.
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    "Chuggington's Virtual World" is where Red Knight is helping out; the
company is working with Ludorum to design both the interactive view-and-play
world as well as learning games ("serious games") integrated into the world,
all based on the richly animated television series.
    The games and interactivity in the online world will offer life lessons
and instill core values. Parents will be able to participate in the design of
the children's learning and interactive experiences by designating the
priority of developmental and learning events as well as the level of
community interaction. The project is novel in its blend of high production
values, a virtual world that can be experienced alone or with others, and
games that offer the best balance of learning and fun.
    Red Knight's Dallas-based team is part of a global partnership, working
with Ludorum teams in Chicago, New York, and London; toy manufacturer Learning
Curve out of Chicago; and animation and virtual world builder Shanghai Motion
Magic Digital Entertainment in China.
    "We are honored to be selected by Ludorum to work on this fun and
interesting project," said John A. Purdy, president and co-owner of Red
Knight. "We're happy to be lending our expertise to the design and development
of Chuggington's Virtual World."
    Red Knight is focusing on the technical and user experience elements of
the 3D virtual world, as well as the learning and game design, the database
technical specifications, the web site design and architecture, and an overall
project coordination and management plan.
    About Red Knight Learning Systems:
    Red Knight creates innovative learning solutions. We have a motto:
"Better Learning. Better Lives." Our focus is on helping people learn better.
We do this through highly immersive and interactive games, simulations, and
explorations. Better ways to learn mean better educated employees, clients,
visitors, members, teachers, students, and children. The rapidly growing
fields we're involved in are known as Serious Games, Immersive Learning
Simulations, Virtual Learning Worlds, Digital Exhibits, and Video Learning.
    You can learn more about RKLS at: http://www.redknightlearning.com or
contact us at info@redknightlearning.com.

For further information:

For further information: John A. Purdy of Red Knight Learning Systems,
+1-972-424-7557, info@redknightlearning.com; Web Site:

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