LONDON, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Independent games developer Kuato Studios is delighted to announce the release of 'Dinosaur Train' on the App Store and Google Play Store, based on the award-winning television series from The Jim Henson Company, Dinosaur Train: Paint & Match is the latest title from Kuato Studio that engages children by capturing the excitement of learning through video games.
DINOSAUR TRAIN, created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills. Each episode includes animated segments with live-action sequences featuring a paleontologist who brings to life the show's natural science and natural history curriculum for preschoolers, giving specific facts about dinosaurs and comparing their features to animals of today.
In Dinosaur Train: Paint & Match, children will be able to unleash their creativity as they splash colors around with Buddy and draw pictures of his friends and their many adventures. They will also be able to stretch their minds and practice their memory skills as they help Mr. Conductor correctly match up the many train tickets - all in a fun and safe environment that encourages creative play and learning. Dinosaur Train: Paint & Match is designed for ages 5-7 / UK Years 1-2 (Key Stage 1) / US Kindergarten and Grade 1. The game helps enable children to develop a range of skills and aptitudes.
- Helping to develop memory skills
- Practicing hand/eye coordination and the ability to recognize shapes
- Develop an understanding of colors and composition
- Encouraging creativity by drawing and coloring freely
"Where others focus on building games based on curriculum - and knowledge-based content - we turn entertaining games into opportunities to learn - we call it 'Learnification' - mapping 21st century skills to expertly designed gaming systems."
- Mark Horneff, Managing Director at Kuato Studios
'Dinosaur Train' is available on the App Store and Google Play Store for supported devices today: hyperurl.co/9febr4
About Kuato Studios
Backed by Horizons Ventures and SRI International, Kuato Studios was formed in early 2012 with talent from world-renowned games studios, award-winning education experts and specialists in artificial intelligence. The studio currently has a number of educational game titles: Code Warriors, a coding game for 9-14 year olds; and Dino Tales and Safari Tales which were launched last year and focus on literacy skills for 4-10 year olds. The Tales titles have consistently reached #1 in both the Kids and Education charts on the App Store across the world.
About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, and Pajanimals, the CG-animated preschool series Doozers, the digital citizenship series for preschoolers Dot., the Netflix series for young preschoolers Word Party, the marine biology themed animated series on PBS KIDS Splash and Bubbles and the Netflix Original preschool show Julie's Greenroom, starring award-winning actress Julie Andrews. Features include Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and MirrorMask. Television productions include Fraggle Rock, the sci-fi cult series Farscape, Henson Alternative's No, You Shut Up! and the TV film Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow.
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson's Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character- building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry's top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of- the-art and vintage equipment. The Company's Henson Alternative brand is currently touring Puppet-Up! - Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show.
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SOURCE Kuato Studios