Galxyz, the developer of the leading elementary science adventure game Blue Apprentice, today announced their first ever kid-focused co-branded microsite (Galxyz.com/vids) in partnership with Popular Science. Galxyz’s (pronounced “galaxies”) video site features Popular Science articles and offers exclusive video content geared towards children ages 6-12. Recently, we got to check it out.
The microsite and the associated weekly newsletter for subscribers will feature videos starring animated Galxyz Blue Apprentice characters inspired by Popular Science articles, and will be marketed to the brand’s audience. The microsite will also feature the latest news, breakthroughs and discoveries emerging in real time in the physical, life, Earth and space sciences, communicated via both brands’ signature educational, approachable style.
My almost 6 year old really liked it. He needed help with directions (he doesn’t read yet). I would say this was for kids that are a little older — a lot of the science concepts didn’t register with him.
Galxyz’s intergalactic science adventure game, Blue Apprentice, which allows kids to solve problems covering over 45 science topics and will be available for download on all mobile and online devices.
A subscription to Blue Apprentice unlocks dozens of episodes of gameplay in story mode, multiple sandbox levels where children can freely explore science topics, and a customization and crafting tool based on the Periodic Table of the Elements. Subscribers also receive access to all new game content, which will be continuously added by the Galxyz team.
Some notable features of Galxyz’s Blue Apprentice include:
● iPad and Mac/Desktop browser compatible
● A combination of Pixar animation and cutting-edge learning design.
● Lessons in Physical, Life, Earth and Space Sciences.
● Text-to- speech feature helps early readers enjoy the story
● Evolving gameplay that changes with the decisions made by the player.
● Currently, the game takes approximately 38 hours to complete.
We were not compensated for this post. Galxyz and Popular Science Partner To Introduce Science Concepts To Kids