Today we are thrilled to announce our first partnership with a PBS property, as well as the folks at WNET! And it’s none other than Cyberchase, a favorite of so many our own children.
You’ve seen us recently buzz about partnerships with Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld and most recently, the Wiggles. And now we’re adding Cyberchase!
Cyberchase is an enthralling series that inspires children to the real practicalities of mathematics. As education is becoming more and more important in the space of children’s apps, we are honored to be a part of what this dynamic show is bringing to the table. The Cyberchase apps will fuse math and problem-solving interactive stories with interactive components for parents. They will be the first suite of interactive storybooks from Ruckus that promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning, a critical area of focus in education and the heart of Cyberchase’s mission.
We have been granted worldwide right to develop interactive storybooks based on this Emmy-award winning PBS KIDS Go! math series. The show airs on more than 300 public television channels nationwide and features a team of curious kids who use math and problem solving to outsmart a villain in their adventurous quest to save Cyberspace. We KNOW that our existing Ruckus fans are going to be excited as we are about our partnership, as well as all the Cyberchase fans out there in the cyber-verse!
The storybook applications, designed to inspire confidence in and enthusiasm for math for children ages 4 through 8 will operate on iPhone, iTouch, iPad and Android-enabled mobile devices and tablets. Ruckus will release 12 titles each year in two reading and math levels with the first titles scheduled to release worldwide with English language distribution through iTunes at the App store in April 2012, followed by Android releases later in the year.
To read more about our relationship, check out the press release. And let us know how if you or your child is a big fan of Cyberchase, who your favorite characters are, what you like about the show and more in the comment section below.