NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever wanted to travel to exotic locations, sink your trowel into ancient ground and uncover the mysterious of the past? Have you ever wanted to be an archaeologist? Well now you can! Dig-It! Games (Booth #5950), will be debuting the award-winning educational computer game Roman Town – the only game that lets you be the archaeologist – at the 2011 Toy Fair in New York February 13 -16.
Created by professional archaeologist and middle school teacher, Suzi Wilczynski, Roman Town turns the archaeological fantasy into reality. With authenticity as her primary goal, Wilczynski called on her years of excavation experience and built real archaeological technique into the game so that players actually experience what it's like to be an archaeologist. Players are immersed in ancient Roman history as they manage a team of diggers at an authentic dig site, discover and analyze ancient artifacts, tour Roman buildings, and talk to ancient Romans.
Wilczynski also relied on her experience as a teacher to ensure that the game is not only authentic and entertaining, but that it is also educational. Roman Town emphasizes student-driven learning, problem-solving and analytical thinking. In-game quizzes and mini games ensure that children are learning while the reports at the end of each level require players to pay close attention to the facts presented during the game.
"I created Roman Town to make the archaeological experience available to anyone who is interested in it and to provide an easy tool for educators and kids to use archaeology as a basis for learning," Wilczynski said. "As an archaeologist, I've been fortunate to be able to interact with history in a hands-on way. Now, with Roman Town, everyone can share that experience."
Roman Town has built a strong resume, receiving multiple prestigious recognitions and awards including: The 2011 Toy Man Award of Excellence, and 2010 Creative Child Magazine Game of the Year, Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Children's Product, Honors Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), Seal of Approval from the National Parenting Center, and Tillywig Brain Child Award.
Roman Town is more than a game – it's a unique hands-on learning experience that sparks the imagination of players of all ages!
About Dig-It! Games
Dig-It! Games believes that fun and learning should go hand-in-hand and is dedicated to encouraging kids to explore the world around them. Our goal is to promote creative thinking and independent learning through active discovery and the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills in young learners. Our games are fun educational experiences that seamlessly blend entertainment and learning.
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