Yogome Releases Science Heroes 1: The Digestive System
First Game in "Science Heroes" lineup.
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
Yogome: Guardians of Knowledge, founded in 2012 by Manolo Diaz and Alberto Colin, will release the first game in its new “Heroes Collection” lineup, Science Heroes 1: Digestion, in early October 2013. Yogome is planning to make many more games under the Science Heroes brand that will teach children about the other bodily systems like the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems.
“Understanding what helps the body systems run smoothly and what causes the body systems to develop problems can help people make healthier, better-informed lifestyle decisions,” says Manolo Diaz, CEO. “Educating yourself about your body is one of the best ways to prevent disease and illness.”
Science Heroes 1 marks Yogome’s first foray into more subject-oriented games beyond reading, math, and recycling. Digestion was seen as a natural springboard into other bodily systems because it is the system many children will be most familiar with.
Similar to a famous Magic School Bus episode, Science Heroes 1: Digestion takes players on a tour of the digestive system, from mouth to large intestine, in the “Chompercraft.” The Captain gives players various missions in order to stop the nefarious Ignarus (this time, in bacterial form), from wreaking havoc at important digestive pit-stops.
During the course of these missions, children learn how different organs assist in the various phases of digestion. In one mission, for example, players must help the villi in the small intestine absorb nutrients. There are 15 missions in all, 3 each set in the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. Each mission is followed by a pop quiz that tests comprehension of the corresponding phase of digestion.
When asked why Yogome, a company that targets children ages 4-10, was creating games in subject matters traditionally reserved for older students, educator Melanie Ma said, “We've all been told 'You are what you eat.' Science Heroes I helps our kids understand exactly what this old adage means by teaching them why digestion is so important… The nutrients that we supply our bodies determine the status of our health and well-being. The earlier we establish healthy habits, the brighter the outlook for our future well-being.”
Science Heroes is the first Yogome game tied to the sciences, and the team plans on creating more games bearing the Science Heroes title in the future.
The Yogome team wishes that their games can generate discussion among parents and educators about new models of learning. Yogome wants “all children to join in the fun and becomes Heroes who save the world with their knowledge.”
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Yogome was founded in 2012 by Manolo Diaz and Alberto Colin, who are building a highly engaging portfolio of mobile learning games for kids ages 4-10. With the help of pedagogical and educational experts, Yogome develops content that helps kids learn Math, Health & Nutrition, Recycling, Science, and Creativity in fun ways. They encourage kids to be "Heroes" who save the world with their knowledge. Yogome games are available in tablets and smartphones (iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Nook) in more than 150 countries and 3 languages (English, Spanish and Japanese). The Yogome Dashboard is a unique tool that helps parents track and improve their kids’ learning and control buying decisions.
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