TORRANCE, CALIF. – March 18, 2013 — JumpStart® is proud to announce the School of Dragons® game has just launched on the Android platform and is now available in Google Play™ and Amazon® app stores for Android-powered tablets. The app adds to the game’s existing, robust platform portfolio which includes an iPad app, Facebook game, and web browser game.
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.”
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®.
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.
• 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.
Online Release Date — Jul. 17, 2013
Facebook Release Date — Nov. 4, 2013
Mobile Release Date — iOS Dec. 19, 2013/Android March 18, 2014
Publisher — JumpStart®
Genre — Kids Games
Online Platforms — All Browsers
Mobile Platforms — iTunes® (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
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.
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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.
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