London-based Kuato Studios strives to inspire and engage learners by capturing the excitement of learning through video games, and their most recent endeavour, Dino Tales, is an educational game for kids that looks to continue that trend. In Dino Tales, players are put in the role of a baby dinosaur who must explore a three-dimensional island in order to learn about its own kind, as well as the other creatures that co-inhabit the sprawling land filled with caves, forests, rivers, and an erupting volcano. The game, which has been built in conjunction with educational specialists and is aimed at children aged 4-11 years old, uses Kurato’s KAGE technology to adjust the language difficulty to suit the user age group.
A talking guide named Darwin (powered by SIRI) will act as a virtual instructor by answering any questions players have during the game, and there will be a number of fun games and activities dispersed throughout the land including the musical boneyard, boulder bowling, and lava slides. Dino Tales also lets children create a digital storybook based on their adventures in the game, which can be shared and read together with an adult afterward.
Dino Tales is being developed for the iPad, and is expected for release in early February. For more information about Kuato Games and their other educational titles, you can visit their website or contact them via Twitter. For the latest updates on Dino Tales, be sure to like the official Facebook page. Do you think Dino Tales isa nice idea for an educational game? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.