Not long ago I wrote a review on the new JumpStart virtual learning world. We’ve been a big fan of the software in the past so the virtual world was a natural step.
But have you heard the latest? JumpStart is joining the Wii world with the launch of a new game Pet Rescue. Imagine the educational fun of JumpStart meshed together with the interactivity of the Wii gaming system! Awesome. (You can see the release announcement on the JumpStart blog).
The Pet Rescue game will be similar to that of the Storyland world offered in JumpStart’s Online Virtual World, aimed at kids 4 to 6. Kids will get to customize their own player and pet, though not as much customization at the online environment would allow. Playing educational games and teaching their pet tricks using their WiiMote will be just some of the activities planned in the game, all which will earn the kids virtual rewards and allow them to progress through the story.
Knowledge Adventure, plans to release the Wii Pet Rescue game September 2009, just in time for the new school season. Make sure to keep tuned to my blog and the JumpStart blog for more details as the game release date gets closer.