July 19th, 2016
Ottawa Loves Herotopia
Calling all parents! Check out Ottawa Life Magazine's article regarding fun activities for kids this summer - including our personal favorite, playing Herotopia! See http://www.ottawalife.com/tag/herotopia/.
May 6th, 2015
Winner of 2015 Media Award
Spring 2015 Academics' Choice Smart Media Award or Mind-Building Excellence
New York, New York (May 6th, 2015) -- Herotainment is pleased to announce that Herotopia has been honored with a 2015 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills.
Herotopia is a winner of the Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award in the games category. The Academics' Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory. The full list of winners is posted online at www.AcademicsChoice.com.
The hundreds of submitted products that are not chosen by the Academics’ Choice Awards team (and many that are chosen) are donated to a variety of worthy charities and other organizations across the globe.
About Academics’ ChoiceTM:
Academics' ChoiceTM helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics’ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted
Academics’ Choice AwardTM.
Herotopia Wins Award
Exciting news! Herotopia was just recognized by Common Sense Media with an ON for Learning Award! That means it is both a fun and engaging game and has the potential to help equip kids and teens with the core skills they need to thrive in tomorrow's world. Check out their review HERE.
You can find further details regarding this news story on the Herotainment website HERE.
Herotopia Restaurant Promotion
We're pleased to announce that GREER, SC – Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet are helping kids become superheroes with new online partner, Herotopia! Kids may visit any of the 331 buffet restaurants during Thursday Family Night in February to collect free exclusive Herotopia cards featuring codes to unlock virtual prizes. Each week will showcase a brand new set of collectible cards, featuring the Smighties™, Herotopia’s small, but mightiest heroes. Available while supplies last.
Starting February 6, 2014 and every Thursday Family Night (5 to 8 p.m.) in February, kids may visit any of the buffet restaurants to collect exclusive Herotopia card packs. The packs will exclusive contain rare, very rare and super-duper rare Smighties cards along with special prize cards. Featured Smighty collectable cards include Huego, Smoochie, Barnacle, Rascal, and Squee Gee. The Herotopia card packs will also include special codes that may be redeemed for virtual prizes in Herotopia on our promo page. For further details CLICK HERE
Common Sense Media Rates Herotopia!
Herotopia has received the HIGHEST rating for learning from Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a digital world. Common Sense Media launched the learning ratings initiative to help parents sort out which digital media products are truly educational from those that simply claim to be. You can read the full review for Herotopia at www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/herotopia.
"Why are Superheroes so lucky? They get to wear their underwear OUTSIDE of their clothes!"