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JumpStart’s School of Dragons now on iPhone with HTTYD2 Updates


If you’re like me, then you have already seen How To Train Your Dragon 2 at least 5 times, and you are calling it the best movie of the year. If you’re even more like me, you want to spend more time in that world with Hiccup, Toothless and all the Riders of Berk. Well, I have good news for those of you who want more Dragons.

JumpStart® is announcing yet another monumental addition to School of Dragons® with the release of the iPhone version of the app. School of Dragons is a critically-acclaimed science education-focused 3D massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) based on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise from DreamWorks Animation. The game recently won the 2014 Appy Award for the Branded Gaming App category, and boasts a user base consisting of over 5 million players.

The iPhone version of School of Dragons joins a robust family of platforms, including all web browsers, Facebook, iPad devices (available in the iTunes® app store), and Android-powered tablets (available in the Google Play™ and Amazon® app stores). In addition to these platforms, the game will also soon be available on the nabi DreamTab created by Fuhu™, a DreamWorks Animation-inspired Android-powered tablet.

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“From day one of our initial game launch, our fans have been asking for a mobile version of School of Dragons. I believe we have gone above and beyond in responding to these requests, as we are now available on multiple different mobile platforms — iOS, Android, Amazon, and Fuhu DreamTab devices. We continue to look at other platforms, and more ways to play the game are on their way,” said David Lord, President and CEO of JumpStart.

Adding iPhone devices to the list of platforms compatible with the expansive, 3D MMORPG world found in School of Dragons displays a great stride in the game’s overall development. JumpStart continues to widen the audience for School of Dragons by providing the game on a broad spectrum of mobile and web platforms, and will only continue to grow with time.

There will be new features available soon to update the game with elements that were seen in How To Train Your Dragon 2:

· Players can now raise and train multiple dragons, and house them in special dragon stables.

· A new educational quest based on one of the episodes from the How to Train Your Dragon-based television show, Defenders of Berk (Gronckle Iron)

· New “Flight Suit” item that players can buy for their Viking avatars — much like Hiccup’s Flight Suit in the new movie

The School of Dragons game brings DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise to life through vivid, 3D graphics and highly interactive education and mission-based gameplay. The game is one of the first educational massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) to provide players with seamless, synchronizing mobile and web gameplay. Users can have their game progress update to whatever platform they decide to play on.

School of Dragons gives players an experience no other MMORPG can provide — players dive into a massive, live and immersive 3D world fully integrated with the famous How to Train Your Dragon franchise,” said JumpStart CEO David Lord. “This game is an extension of everything fans love about the franchise; it gives fans a way to make their interactions with the story and world a lifestyle, not just an average gaming session.”

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Because the game is already available on iPad, launching on the Android platform allows JumpStart to reach even deeper into the global tablet market. School of Dragons represents an integral part of the overall How to Train Your Dragon franchise, as it weaves into its gameplay storylines and features from the wildly popular movie series and animated television show. Also, as an active part of the franchise, the School of Dragons Android launch is closely preceding the June premiere of the How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie.

Since its initial web browser launch in July 2013, the game has garnered millions of users and avid fans.
The Facebook version of the game was released in October 2013, and the iPad app was released globally in December 2013. Find School of Dragons mobile in the following app stores: iTunes®, Google Play™ and Amazon®.

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GAME DESCRIPTION

The epic adventure begins from the moment players choose a dragon to train as their own. With hours of exciting, dynamic and educational content, School of Dragons is a gaming experience unlike any other. With the new mobile version of the game, players can take their game on-the-go with seamless online and mobile MMO gameplay.

School of Dragons prepares players to become fierce Viking adventurers and skilled dragon trainers. Not only do players forge a lasting and meaningful bond with their dragon, but they will also learn basic scientific method concepts through engaging activities such as farming, fishing, and more.

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KEY FEATURES

• Train with How to Train Your Dragon characters
Hiccup, Toothless and the rest of characters you love from the How to Train Your Dragon franchise will guide you throughout the entire game!

• Cross-platform, social gameplay
Experience the game through your web browser, Facebook, and now — mobile! Enjoy seamless online and mobile gameplay wherever you are.

• Learn the scientific method in a “fiery” way
Science has never been more fun than with School of Dragons! Farm, fish, and use basic and essential scientific principles to complete tasks in-game.

• Extensive customization and socializing options
Players can customize their personal avatars with hundreds of different features, making possible thousands of unique characters in-game. Also, connect with fellow dragon trainers through exclusive Viking clans, chatting, messaging, and more!

• Experience thrilling dragon-racing competition
Players can race against their fellow dragon trainers and see whose dragon is the fiercest in the Land of Berk!

• Hours of entertaining, mission-based gameplay
Complete each mission in School of Dragons in order to become the ultimate dragon trainer and Viking adventurer.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Online Release Date — Jul. 17, 2013
Facebook Release Date — Nov. 4, 2013
Mobile Release Date — iOS iPad Dec. 19, 2013/Android March 18, 2014
iPhone Mobile Release Date — iOS iPhone June 20, 2014
Publisher — JumpStart®
Genre — Kids Games
Online Platforms — All Browsers
Mobile Platforms — iTunes® (iPhone 4, 5, iPad® 2, 3, 4, iPad mini and iPad Air); Google Play™ and Amazon®; Internet Connection Required
Price — FREE with in-game purchases; Subscriptions

For more information about School of Dragons and the latest news, visit: www.SchoolofDragons.com

ABOUT JUMPSTART

Since 1991, JumpStart (also known as Knowledge Adventure) has set the standard in kids’ educational games by making learning fun, and has been designing games under its two flagship brands JumpStart® and Math Blaster®. Over its 20-year history, JumpStart has remained dedicated to producing quality educational products, earning the trust of millions of teachers, parents, and respected organizations such as Common Sense Media and The National Parenting Center. Also, the company partners with world-renown brands such as DreamWorks Animation to develop various educational mobile and web browser games, including Madagascar Preschool Surf N’ Slide and School of Dragons®, the ever-popular educational massively multiplayer online role-playing game. A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is privately held and based in Torrance, CA. For more information, go to www.JumpStart.com.

ABOUT DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has a world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 28 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots and The Croods.

How to Train Your Dragon © 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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I am a Big Fan of all types of animation. Like a lot of things, the cream always rises to the top. My favorites have included Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, anything Pixar, Phineas and Ferb, Voltron Legendary Defender, and the DC/WB Animated Films. I have a lot of Old School favorites as well, such as Star Blazers, Voltron, Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo.

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