Saturday, September 02, 2006

A Serious Game For Learning Math or Die Trying

Serious Games Challenging Us To Play A Better Future

3-D Interactive Algebra Game: Dimenxian -First Mission now available!
Dimenxian is a 3-D, immersive algebra game with a backstory, great gameplay, and engaging graphics. A great tool for reaching reluctant math students.

The first mission is now available for purchase through the website. The price is about $30.00 and site licenses are available for schools. It can be downloaded or mailed as a CD.

If you are curious why this sort of math game is needed, please take a look at the "YouTube: Math Class Videos Posted by Bored Students" blog.

The following is an excerpt from an article posted on the DimensionU (formerly Tabula Digita) website:

"Etuk started the company three years ago with co-founder Robert Clegg, an award-winning electronic game designer."

"Tabula Digita's first product, Dimenxian, is a first-person story-driven game that leads students through an action adventure environment while learning foundational algebraic concepts."

The multiplayer educational game challenges players to accomplish several tasks - and learn algebra - to succeed, making the company's motto "learn math or die trying" all the more fitting.

"We're losing a whole generation of kids to educational teaching methods that don't resonate with them," says Etuk. "I want to give kids the option to do whatever they want to do. I believe that by grabbing their attention and redirecting it to education, you can open up a whole world of options they might not have considered."

Etuk says years of research on teaching math, student testing, and video game playing went into developing the games. The company has a partnership with The Princeton Review and has tested the game with hundreds of children nationwide."