ATLANTA, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia Public Broadcasting is bringing history to life with Georgia Race Through Time (GRTT), a new history adventure game produced in partnership with the award-winning media developers at FableVision Studios.
Aligned to Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for 8th grade social studies, Georgia Race Through Time's unique storyline features Savannah, a young antiques expert, and her trusted canine companion Peaches. Together, they seek to find historical artifacts hidden in cities all over Georgia from Athens to Vidalia.
The game begins with Savannah and Peaches receiving a mysterious email inviting them to participate in a race to collect historical artifacts. Students help them compete by following along in the challenges and answering Georgia history questions. When all of the artifacts have been retrieved with the help of students completing the challenges successfully, Savannah and Peaches save the day and win fame and fortune.
"Education is the core of GPB's mission," said Teya Ryan, GPB President and CEO. "We're very excited to work with FableVision Studios in the creation of Georgia Race Through Time. As GPB has done with our Georgia Studies Digital Textbook and the free digital learning resources that we provide through our partnerships with PBS Learning Media and Discovery Education, we are engaging students in a very meaningful way with Georgia Race Through Time."
Georgia educators and students were included in the development process, creating an engaging, game-based learning experience. Georgia Race Through Time is designed to work across web and mobile platforms and is available online and via mobile devices.
"FableVision's approach to game-based learning allows the player to experience a deeper understanding of the subject matter and its relevance to their own lives. Georgia Race Through Time merges an engaging story and relatable protagonist with important historical content and primary source documents," shares Gary Goldberger, President and Co-Founder of FableVision Studios. "From a game design perspective, using a variety of mini-games within the larger experience makes it appealing to different types of learners, and the narrative adds urgency and purpose, while still giving the player room to fail, learn, and try again. We're so proud of our partnership with GPB, and this unique game we've created for Georgia students."
About FableVision Studios
FableVision Studios creates award-winning games, animated films, museum kiosks, websites, and apps. Our media, storytelling, and technology solutions allows us to collaborate with publishers, broadcasters, museums, research groups, foundations, and educational institutions. FableVision is dedicated to helping all learners reach their full potential and to telling "stories that matter, stories that move." www.fablevisionstudios.com
About Georgia Public Broadcasting
As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 18 radio stations and a multi-faceted digital and education division, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like "Georgia Outdoors," "On Second Thought," "Political Rewind" and more.
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