Math Evolve by Zephyr Games – Review


Reviewed by Amanda

20111212-143816.jpgDo your children find math boring? I know I did at school. But then there wasn’t action-packed edutainment like Math Evolve around when I was a child! Aimed at the 6+ age group, the universal app Math Evolve by Zephyr Games is an exciting and entertaining way to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and keep those mental math skills sharp.

Featuring stunning eye-catching graphics and funky, melodic background music, users solve the sums by flying their evolving creature through 12 levels of equations in 3 different environments. Users can choose from ‘Story Mode’ to experience the action-packed game in all its glory or in ‘Practice Mode’, for training in a more relaxed environment. With the ability to save the users statistics, this makes it easy to show parents/teachers how the user is progressing and which areas require improvement.

Math Evolve is an engaging and fun math learning tool for the kids (and even some adults *ahem*). There is a free lite version of the app for you to try and you will also find a video demo here.

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Alien Buddies Educational App on Sale to Benefit Special Needs Children – News

20111222-215314.jpg[prMac.com] Pleasantville, New York – Artgig Apps is pleased to offer their new kids educational app, Alien Buddies, for 50% off starting today, Wednesday 12/21, through Saturday 12/31 (US EST). As part of the Apps For Children With Special Needs (A4CWSN) Worldwide Holiday App Party, Alien Buddies will be only $0.99 (usually $1.99) in support of this worthy cause.

Recently featured in iTunes as a “New and Noteworthy” Education app, Alien Buddies is designed with a variety of games and play modes to suit a range of ages from Preschool to Kindergarten. The games include audio and visual Matching , Dot-to-Dot, and an integrated Stickers activity, where kids can earn over 40 different virtual stickers as rewards for completing the games.

Artgig President, Matthew Kicinski, says, “A4CWSN and the special needs community have been very supportive of the apps we develop under the Artgig Apps brand, and offering Alien Buddies on sale during the holidays is our way of saying thanks. We’ve had teachers, parents, specialists and kids involved in testing and development so we can guarantee an engaging learning experience for a range of abilities.” He adds “In addition to the incredibly cute original characters and animation, users really like the audio and visual matching games. The audio component really sets Alien Buddies apart from other matching apps.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 18.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Alien Buddies 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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Artgig Studio is an award winning boutique interactive agency based in Westchester, NY. Artgig’s key employees first met while working together at Sunburst Technology, then a division of Houghton Mifflin Interactive, developing and producing award winning educational tools and games for schools and children. In 2002, Matthew Kicinski launched Artgig with Steven Grosmark and Elisabeth Cherry. Since then, Artgig’s capabilities and portfolio have expanded to include mainstream websites using open source and proprietary CMS platforms, games, enterprise web tools, mobile applications, our own continuing education LMS platform, and Educational apps available in the App Store-developed under the Artgig Apps brand. Notable Artgig clients include: John F. Kennedy Library, Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Kaplan K12 Learning, Turtle Pond Publications, and other educational publishers and institutions. Other Artgig Apps include children’s book app Being Benny, and the popular learn-as-you-laugh vocabulary and creative writing app, Shake-a-Phrase. Copyright (C) 2011 Artgig Studio, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

New Alien Buddies Kids Educational App Lands In The App Store

20111130-062305.jpg[Source: prMac] Pleasantville, New York – Artgig Studio, a boutique interactive agency, today is pleased to announce the release of their new educational app, Alien Buddies, in the App Store. Alien Buddies, described by Apps For Homeschooling as an “incredibly fun way” to practice number names, number sequencing, letter names, shapes, and colors, is designed with a variety of games and play modes to suit a range of ages from Preschool to Kindergarten.

The games include:
* Matching: color, shape, letter and number recognition (audio and visual modes)
* Dot to Dot: sequential counting, fine motor skills
* Stickers: creative free play, fine motor skills (over 40 stickers and 8 landscapes)

In the visual and audio Matching games, the cast of cute and quirky characters will lead your child on an engaging journey to reinforce fundamental skills: recognizing colors, shapes, numbers and uppercase and lowercase letters.

The Dot to Dot game reinforces sequential counting with audio feedback and helps develop fine motor skills as your child completes each picture.

The Stickers activity builds learning confidence as kids are rewarded with stickers to create their own alien worlds.

Artgig President, Matthew Kicinski, says, “Alien Buddies continues the homegrown effort under our Artgig Apps brand to produce apps we want to make – for our children, and yours. Matching activities are pretty common for little kids but I think we’ve put a unique and quirky spin on these games that kids and parents will enjoy. And we’ve integrated the stickers activity so kids earn stickers as they play and then use those stickers in creative free play. We’ve seen children testing the game and coming back to it on their own, and that is extremely satisfying.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 18.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Alien Buddies 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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Artgig Studio, LLC, is a full-service interactive company based in Pleasantville, NY. Founded in 2002, by Matthew Kicinski, Artgig is a complete development team, with over 15 years experience in creating custom websites, mobile apps, games, and tools for a variety of clients and industries. Notable Artgig clients include: John F Kennedy Library, Turtle Pond Publications, and musician/author Chris Tarry. Other Artgig Apps include children’s book app, Being Benny, and the popular learn-as-you-laugh vocabulary and creative writing app, Shake-a-Phrase. Copyright (C) 2011 Artgig Studio, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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NOTE: You’ll find our review and giveaway of Alien Buddies here!

Alien Buddies by Artgig Apps – Review



Alien Buddies IconThe Alien’s are coming soon to a home near you. Newly released Alien Buddies, a universal app by Artgig Studios provides hours of fun and learning for children from preschool to early elementary school. Games include: dot to dot, matching by color, shape, letter and number (both audio and visual modes), and stickers. Using the friendly alien buddies, children can learn from a variety of characters who will teach them skills such as color recognition, letter recogntion, shapes and skills such as dragging and dropping to enhance fine motor skills.

Our favorite part of the app was the color matching game where children see various flying saucers come into the screen and have to either use listening skills (where they press on the front of the ship to hear what the color is), or visual skills to see which alien color goes into the spaceship. When they are successful, the spaceship flies away, if they are not, the alien is ejected with a cute “oh no!” and the child continues to look for the appropriate match. We also liked the stickers that were awarded for successfully completing an activity.

One thing I’d like to see is the dot to dot be a little bit easier, especially for younger kids. My son is in preschool and some of the shapes were too hard for him (15 – 20 dots) like the spaceship versus the star, perhaps the parent could hide the harder ones until the child learned how to do the dot to dots.

For an out of this world experience, you should try Alien Buddies. I bet your kids will have fun playing and have no idea they are learning. This video demo provides a great overview of the app.

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Alien Buddies – Preschool Learning Activities – Artgig Studio Codes will be dropped in our review

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Price: $2.99 USD

Parents' Choice Award Winner
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- Alien Buddies is a fantastically entertaining, educational app that manages to seamlessly combine a learning.

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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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