Pirates, The BookGame, is it possible to learn with an action video game?
Learn about pirate history while shooting, jumping or killing enemies.
This is no geeky game, no sir. Because pirates were "bad boys", after all. This isnít your parentsí educational app.
What on earth is Pirates, The BookGame?
A book? A game? Itís an Ipad app which combines the best of two worlds: reading and gaming.
It blends elements of action video games with traditional
Not Math game
When people think of educational games, they naturally think of math, science and history games. We imagined
Pirates, The BookGame as a much edgier sort of video game.
There's even a prize for players who successfully conquer all 12 levels of the game: a free download of the associated eBook.
The eBook includes all the text and artwork from within the game.
This will make readers out of kids who perhaps never liked reading.
Book and Game
It's a book because it includes the biographies of 12 famous pirates, from Cheung Po Tsai to Blackbeard.
Itís a game because it includes twelve exciting mini-games, such as avoiding barrels of gunpowder,
killing slimy snails or overcoming Chinese traps.