Herotopia gets an A!
We are delighted to receive an A-grade review from FamilyFriendlyVideoGames.com!
They praise the game for its "great educational value", "really cool cartoony sounds and visual effects" and "nice ramping of difficulty".
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.”
We believe that children are the future heroes of our planet. We created a fun virtual world -modeled on our real world - where kids can practice global citizenship, learn about our diverse cultures, and together unite to make the Earth a better place. These are Superheroes for a new generation, created by a new generation.
The inspiration for Herotopia comes from watching our kids play online in other virtual worlds. As parents, we noticed a lack of virtual environments that combined safety, fun and education. We wanted to create a new virtual world that parents would approve of and kids would enjoy. Herotopia was created as true family entertainment. We chose Superheroes as the theme but instead of featuring adult-like heroes, we wanted to empower children and give them the opportunity to create Superhero avatars in their own image. Finally, we wanted to inspire kids to practice “Global Heroship” in the online world, at home, and in their own communities.
Herotopia was developed by Herotainment, LLC, a children's media and entertainment company. For more information please visit www.herotainment.com.
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