Scholastic Media (SM), a leading producer of quality, family-oriented media including feature films, home video, TV and interactive products, and a division of Scholastic Inc., today announced that it will support the Nintendo DS™ with two new games for the platform in 2007: I SPY™ Fun House and Scholastic Animal Genius™. Both games will deliver unmatched gameplay, which is fun and accessible for players of all ages.
I SPY Fun House will build on Scholastic Media’s popular I SPY franchise with brain-teasing riddles and fast-paced games played exclusively using the Nintendo DS stylus and touch screen. Animal Genius will appeal to players of all ages who are passionate about animals. Featuring stunning, photo-realistic imagery of animals in their natural habitat, the game will challenge the players’ knowledge about where animals live, how they behave and what makes them unique. Both titles will be distributed at retail, mass merchants, and wholesale accounts as well as through Scholastic’s proprietary channels.
“Scholastic Media is a content leader in the publishing and media industries, with some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed franchises for kids. We are proud to bring that pedigree of quality interactive products to Nintendo DS with two new games that are both entertaining and challenging for gamers of all skill levels,” said Alan Waldman, Senior Vice President, Scholastic Interactive Products Group.
In I SPY Fun House, players find themselves trapped inside a carnival Fun House, tasked with collecting nine inventory items that will “unlock” the exit. Full of twists and turns, optical illusions and surprises around every corner, the Fun House will consist of six I SPY riddle screens, 18 I SPY riddles, and three fast-paced games to challenge the mind. As players pan around the room, they will be able to visually recognize different objects that populate the Fun House. These objects are the gateways into the games and riddles that must be completed to escape the Fun House.
Animal Genius puts players’ animal smarts to the test. Using the Nintendo DS stylus, players must compete in five different games, which require a combination of quick thinking and sharp reflexes. The five games include Creature Collector, Scratch ‘N See, Matchomatic, Maze Munch and Animal Expert.
About Scholastic Media
Scholastic Media (SM), the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including feature films, television programming, videos, interactive products and web sites, and is a major developer and marketer of children's brands worldwide. Among SM's award-winning and top-rated productions are the animated series Clifford The Big Red Dog (PBS KIDS®); the Emmy award-winning spin-off series Clifford's Puppy Days™ (PBS KIDS); I SPY (HBO Family); The Magic School Bus® (TLC); Goosebumps®; Animorphs®; and Maya & Miguelä (PBS KIDS GO!). SM's critically-acclaimed feature films include Clifford's Really Big Movie, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Babysitters Club Movie, and The Mighty. SM is also producing the forthcoming film The Golden Compass, based on the award-winning Philip Pullman trilogy His Dark Materials, for New Line Cinema. Scholastic is a co-creator of the new multi-platform qubo network for children, which promotes literacy and positive values through entertainment. Provided by Scholastic, Dragon is the new pre-school series airing on qubo. SM includes the highly successful Interactive Products Group, which publishes CD-ROMs, video games, digital downloads, electronic learning toys, and interactive DVDs that promote learning through play.
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the Company's Internet site, www.scholastic.com
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