Independent game development studio, SpinFall, released Medieval Math Battle this month, an educational game where players master math facts and wield a sword in order to protect a medieval kingdom from villainous foes.
"We were inspired to create the game when our son came home from 3rd grade one day announcing he had to learn multiplication facts. Like many children, he loathes having to memorize anything, especially when it involves flash cards," says SpinFall founder, Franklin Lyons. "With Medieval Math Battle, he can study and play at the same time. Which he loves."
The educational game begins with the most basic levels of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, but increases in difficulty as children master the basic facts. With a hint of danger, gold to earn, suits of armor to wear, and bad guys to defeat, children all over the world will be excited about practicing math.
"The game is great for not only kids, but also for parents and teachers too," says Lyons. "The report card feature clearly displays which facts the child has mastered, and which ones they still need to work on. Plus, the timer keeps track of how long they played, and will reward the child for practicing for at least fifteen minutes each day."
Because basic computational skills are so vital when solving more difficult math problems, having a strong foundation in the basics gives students an advantage. And playing Medieval Math Battle makes acquiring that advantage a no-brainer for everyone involved.
Medieval Math Battle 1.01 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. It is also available for Google Play, Windows Phone 8, and the Amazon Appstore for Android. It is coming soon to various child focused Android tablets.