Yogome Releases "Halloween Heroes"

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Second game in new "Heroes" lineup focuses on recycling.

"Recycling can be fun. We only have one Earth and we need to teach kids that being eco-friendly helps everybody."

Yogome: Guardians of Knowledge, founded in 2012 by Manolo Diaz and Alberto Colin, released the second game in its new “Heroes Collection” lineup, Halloween Heroes, in early October 2013. The first game in the collection, Science Heroes, was also be released in October.

According Manolo, CEO, Yogome made Halloween Heroes to “teach kids that recycling can be fun. We only have one Earth and we need to teach kids that being eco-friendly helps everybody.”

Halloween Heroes builds on earlier Yogome recycling games and aims to teach kids ages 4-10 good recycling habits. Ideas for household decorations and costume alternatives, like milk carton ghosts and egg carton bats, are weaved into interactive missions centered around recycling glass, plastic, metal, and compost in Halloween-themed settings. For example, witches carrying a specific type of recyclable fly towards a dropoff in one mission, and players have to guide them to the appropriate receptacle.

During the course of these missions, which range from spooky pirate ships to haunted mansions, children learn how different recyclables are reused and how unhandled trash can impact the environment. The reward for each of the 15 missions is a different, eco-friendly costume. Players may also create their own eco-friendly costumes from recyclable household materials and dress up their Yogotars to get into the Halloween spirit.

Yogome created Halloween Heroes in response to what they consider a lack of meaningful holiday games. “I always see the same every season, just monsters and vampires without reason, taking advantage of kids that want to see that, but nothing with a message or real value.”

Halloween Heroes is the first Yogome game that is tied to a holiday, and the team plans on creating similar games in the future.

The Yogome team wishes that their games can generate discussion among parents and educators about new models of learning. Yogome wants “all children to join in the fun and becomes Heroes who save the world with their knowledge.”

For more information about Yogome, please visit http://yogome.com/.

About Yogome

Yogome was founded in 2012 by Manolo Diaz and Alberto Colin, who are building a highly engaging portfolio of mobile learning games for kids ages 4-10. With the help of pedagogical and educational experts, Yogome develops content that helps kids learn Math, Health & Nutrition, Recycling, Science, and Creativity in fun ways. They encourage kids to be "Heroes" who save the world with their knowledge. Yogome games are available in tablets and smartphones (iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Nook) in more than 150 countries and 3 languages (English, Spanish and Japanese). The Yogome Dashboard is a unique tool that helps parents track and improve their kids’ learning and control buying decisions.

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