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JumpStart®'s School of Dragons® Pioneers Innovative Seamless Mobile and Online Educational Gameplay through New App

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TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JumpStart® is launching School of Dragons® on mobile to pioneer simultaneous, 3D cross-platform multiplayer gameplay. The mobile game, based on the company's massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) School of Dragons, provides fans of DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon franchise a way to immerse themselves in the brand they love through seamless online browser and mobile gameplay. School of Dragons mobile is now available in the iTunes® store for iPad® 2, 3, 4, iPad mini and iPad Air.

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Since its free-to-play web browser launch in July 2013, School of Dragons has garnered a wide fan base that loves the game as well as the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Now, the game is adding a mobile app component, allowing players to dive into an epic 3D MMORPG world seamlessly either through their mobile device, Facebook or web browser. This interactive technology is one of the first of its kind in the educational MMORPG space, making JumpStart a trailblazer in kids' games and technology.

"The mobile component to School of Dragons is going to change the way people play online multiplayer games forever," said David Lord, CEO of JumpStart. "As one of the first to bring a 3D MMORPG to the mobile platform, we are thrilled to provide fans and gamers with a way to experience the depth of School of Dragons on-the-go in this increasingly 'mobile' society."

As the How to Train Your Dragon world develops, so does School of Dragons — it is an ever-evolving world. JumpStart plans for the game to integrate this popular animated franchise into various features, such as the educational and adventurous quests.

The unique element to School of Dragons' gameplay is its successful integration of education and a popular entertainment franchise. Players learn skills in Earth, Life and Physical sciences, and other educational concepts while interacting with the characters they love such as Hiccup, his dragon Toothless, and others. 

Download assets for School of Dragons here.

For more information about School of Dragons: 

ABOUT JUMPSTART
Since 1991, JumpStart has set the standard in kids' educational games by making learning fun, and has been designing games under two flagship brands, JumpStart® and Math Blaster®. Through a recent partnership with DreamWorks Animation, the company has integrated popular animated franchises like Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon into educational mobile and multiplayer online games. Over its 20-year history JumpStart has remained dedicated to producing quality educational products, earning the trust of millions of teachers, parents, and respected organizations. A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is privately held and based in Torrance, California. For more information, go to www.JumpStart.com.

ABOUT DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list.  All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 27 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots and The Croods.

MEDIA CONTACT
Stephanie Song
stephanie.song@jumpstart.com
(310) 533-3602

SOURCE JumpStart



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