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 two flagship brands, JumpStart® and Math Blaster®.JumpStart has also forged partnerships with brands such as DreamWorks Animation to produce creative and innovative educational mobile and multiplayer online games. 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. A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is privately held and based in Torrance, California.
JumpStart designs and produces award-winning products under two primary flagship brands:
The JumpStart® brand is trusted by over 30 million parents, and has been a leader in the educational software market for over 20 years. This internationally renowned brand expanded into the online gaming market with JumpStart.com, launched live in March 2009. JumpStart.com is a groundbreaking evolution in children’s learning, as it is one of the first learning games delivered in a browser with high-quality 3D graphics and advanced gameplay. The site is a completely safe and secure online environment where kids can interact, explore and learn, and as such JumpStart.com has quickly become the epicenter of online gaming for the 3-10 year old demographic. Membership to JumpStart.com also extends to MathBlaster.com. There are also a variety of successful educational mobile apps available through the JumpStart brand, including JumpStart® Preschool Magic of Learning, JumpStart® Pet Rescue. The brand has also produced casual apps like JumpStart® Punk Punk Blitz.
Math Blaster® is perhaps one of JumpStart’s most beloved brands. Products under the Math Blaster brand have been used in homes and classrooms worldwide for over 15 years, and the launch of MathBlaster.com has made the brand an online hub for outer space-based multiplayer online gaming. Membership to MathBlaster.com extends to include JumpStart.com as well, and just as with the online JumpStart World, the Math Blaster online community is completely safe and secure. In previous years, the brand has also released products onto the Nintendo DS (through a partnership with Majesco Entertainment Company). There are also several successful educational mobile apps available related to the Math Blaster brand, including Math Blaster® HyperBlast 2 HD, Math Blaster® Space Zapper, and Math Blaster® B-Force Blaster. The brand has also produced a casual app called Monster Mutt Rescue.
School of Dragons® is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon (HTTYD) franchise. The game first launched on all web browsers in July 2013, and launched December 2013 on iPad to pioneer seamless mobile and online gameplay. This game is one of the first in the educational MMORPG space to provide this type of innovative technology — it allows players to progress in their game either on their mobile device, or on their web browser or Facebook. Just as with JumpStart’s existing online MMO properties, School of Dragons is a completely safe and secure online environment for all users. In School of Dragons, players raise and train their own dragon, interact with characters from the HTTYD franchise, and embark upon endless journeys and educational quests alongside their Viking pals in-game. With interactive clans and a whole 3D, immersive world to explore, School of Dragons is the ultimate HTTYD experience for any fan and gamer.
JumpStart and DreamWorks Animation forged a strategic alliance in October 2012 that kicked off with the integration of DreamWorks’ world-renown Madagascar franchise. The fun characters from the franchise — including Alex the Lion, Marty, Melman and Gloria — come to life in the JumpStart.com 3D online world, giving young learners the chance to interact with their favorite animated characters as they learn and play. There are a variety of mobile apps available through the Madagascar and JumpStart brand, including Madagascar Preschool Surf N’ Slide, Madagascar: My ABCs, and Madagascar Math Ops.
JumpStart has partnered up with the National Football League (NFL) to bring a new and exciting emphasis on kids and gaming. Together, the two organizations are producing a new line of NFL- themed digital offerings for kids across multiple platforms and devices. The first app that was released, NFL RUSH GameDay Heroes, allows friends and family to play together using JumpStart LocalPlay™. Players engage in thrilling mini-games, compete for points, and put their NFL knowledge to the test. Following GameDay Heroes is NFL RUSH Heroes & Rivals, a game where players create their own team, compete against others and build up their Football I.Q.™. The JumpStart-NFL partnership allows JumpStart to extend its learning and gaming expertise to a new and vibrant market with more games to come.
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