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 NAPPA Gold Award
Herotopia Wins Prestigious Gold Award From the National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA)
Herotopia, a new social on-line game for kids, has been named a Gold Award winner in the 20th Annual National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products competition. This distinguished award recognizes Herotopia as a standout among software and video games available for children today.
“NAPPA-winning products meet the most stringent criteria and are judged by nationally recognized industry experts, educators, reviewers and advocates in their fields,” says NAPPA Manager Barbara Smith Decker. “NAPPA has set the industry standard of excellence for two decades and is a much sought-after award.
In Herotopia, each child creates his/her own superhero avatar, chooses a special superpower and travels around the world to play and learn. The site design is a map of the Earth and users can explore nineteen different destinations, from New York to Paris, to Beijing and the North Pole. As kids travel throughout Herotopia, they are introduced to foreign languages, geography and reading skills all in a safe and interactive community setting.
NAPPA calls Herotopia, a “highly-engaging game experience and terrific online offering for parents looking for a safe and positive alternative for their kids. The non-violent, global context of Herotopia provides young online game players with a unique experience that develops character and introduces interesting facts. Sitting alongside their young Superheroes, parents will also find some of the content enjoyable and educational.”