Press Kit Math Makers

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Developer:
Ululab
Montreal, Canada

Release Date:
July 2021

Platforms:
Google Play
iOS

Website:
http://www.ululab.com/math-makers

Description

Math Makers expands on the multi-award winning Slice Fractions series. The player controls a myriad of wacky characters and makes their way through puzzle-filled levels, each of which contains a math lesson hidden in the gameplay. They’ll encounter strange and wonderful creatures, collect pets, and learn math without feeling like they’re studying in school.

History

In 2014, Ululab released Slice Fractions, which would go on to garner multiple awards and become a runaway success. While developing its sequel, the team prototyped other games that would allow them to explore more than just fractions. Math Makers was born. After receiving funding from the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Creative Export Canada (CEC), the team expanded its prototype and developed a game that would teach kids addition, subtraction, fractions, place value, numeracy and more. They stuck to two core principles: Math Makers needs to be fun, and educational.

Features

Gradually teaches math with brand new games mechanics.

Designed alongside university researchers, by developers with advanced education training

Contains over 500 unique physics puzzles in 5 colorful worlds.

Kids can collect and customize their pet outfits and hats.

Play in a child-safe environment, no ads or in app-purchases.

The math is hidden in the gameplay. Kids learn addition, subtraction, fractions, place value, numeracy, complex operations, order of operations, and more, without realizing they’re learning.

Lots of domino effects, wacky physics, and item collecting encourages children to replay levels, and enhances their learning through repetition.

CREATIVE MODE: Multiple items for construction of levels, kids will be able to create their own games once they’ve mastered the ideas taught in the game.

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About Ululab

Ululab is a pioneer of high-quality game-based learning, pushing the concept to the limit by producing fun and educational video games for kids. Backed by academic studies and experienced educators, Ululab’s team ensures their games are intuitive and lead to profound conceptual learning.

Math Makers Credits

Game design
François Boucher-Genesse
Raphaël Dely
Caroline Palardy

Programming
Danny Forest
Gabriel Sauvé

Visuals
Sanaa Legdani

Marketing
Pierre-Yves Dansereau
Rami Nuseir

Producing
Kitty Crawford

Audio
Justin Bell
Mathieu Lavoie (Vibe Avenue)
Xavier Fecteau (Vibe Avenue)

Advising
Laurent Mascherpa
Pierre Moisan, CEIM

Pedagogical advising & Research
UQAM
Stéphane Cyr Ph.D. , Department of Mathematics
Virginie Houle Ph.D. , Department of Education
Martin Riopel Ph.D. , Department of Didactic

McGill
Adam Dubé Ph.D., Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Run Wen, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology
Gulsah Kacmaz, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology

A Special Thanks To
Dany Joly, Ululab Co-Founder
Jean-Guillaume Dumont, Ululab Co-Founder

With the support of
Creative Media Fund
Creative Export Canada
NovaScience

Contact

Inquiries
info@ululab.com

Social
twitter.com/Ululab
facebook.com/Ululab

Web
http://ululab.com