TORRANCE, Calif., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, JumpStart® 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. More information about the School of Dragons game can be found at www.SchoolofDragons.com.
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."
JumpStart officially launched School of Dragons at the 2013 Comic-Con International: San Diego Convention, and will be showcasing the game at their booth with demonstrations and other live stunts and surprises throughout the week. Also, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announces the DVD release of the Annie Award® winning TV series DreamWorks DRAGONS: RIDERS OF BERK. The two-part DVD will be available everywhere July 23. Loaded with exciting bonus content for the whole family to enjoy, Disc One will contain Episodes 1-11 and Disc Two will feature Episodes 12-20. Fans that purchase the DVD will be able to unlock exclusive content in DreamWorks School of Dragons.
School of Dragons can be played online through a limited free account or by paid, full game subscription. Also, find School of Dragons at Comic-Con 2013 at Booth #5566.
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JumpStart is dedicated to enhancing children's lives through engaging educational games, and has been designing games under its two flagship brands JumpStart® and Math Blaster®. These games immerse children in magical 3D worlds filled with adventure, exploration, and most importantly, learning. JumpStart has become a prominent force in children's educational gaming and is trusted and tested by teachers and parents alike, helping millions of children learn.A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is privately held and based in Torrance, California. For more information, go to www.jumpstart.com.
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