Dig-It! Games® to Crowdsource Official Game Trailer for New Roman Town® App

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Roman Town Video Trailer Contest calls on student creativity to develop video trailer for educational game

Dig-It! Games is looking for creative students to develop the official video trailer for its newest educational app, Roman Town.

The Roman Town Video Trailer Contest will encourage students to reflect on our games and what makes them valuable, and allow them to share their experience with other potential players through their video creation.

Following the release of the newest edition of Roman Town® last month, Dig-It! Games®, an independent developer of educational, interactive games founded by a former archaeologist and middle school teacher, is kicking off a nationwide contest to encourage creativity and enrichment this summer. The Roman Town Video Trailer Contest will offer students the opportunity to create the official video trailer for Roman Town and partner with Dig-It! Games to encourage the play of educational apps and digital games among their peers.

Students across America are encouraged to submit short videos that show gameplay of the latest edition of Dig-It! Games award-winning interactive educational game, Roman Town, including favorite characters and mini-games. One winner will be chosen to have his/her video featured as the official video trailer and will also receive an iPad 2 with Wi-Fi capability and a $100 iTunes gift card.

“Students’ perspectives and voices are incredibly important to the development of games in our studio,” said Suzi Wilczynski, founder and president of Dig-It! Games. “The Roman Town Video Trailer Contest will encourage students to reflect on our games and what makes them valuable, and allow them to share their experience with other potential players through their video creation.”

Participants are asked to develop a video that tells the story of Roman Town, upload their product to a video sharing site, and submit the link and release form via e-mail to contest(at)dig-itgames(dot)com. To be eligible, videos must meet the rules and requirements outlined on the contest microsite, http://www.dig-itgames.com/romantowncontest. The submission period begins at 12:00:00 PM EST on May 12, 2015 and all entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM EST on June 14, 2015.

All contest entries will be judged by an internal panel at Dig-It! Games. The judges will consider:

1.     Required Assets (50 points);
2.     Creativity (25 points); and
3.     Overall Appearance (25 points).

Finalists will be announced on June 18, 2015, and their videos will be posted starting at 12:00:00 PM (noon) EST to the Dig-It! Games YouTube and Facebook pages. The public will be able to vote to decide the winning video by visiting the Dig-It! Games Facebook page through June 29, 2015, at 11:59:59 PM EST.

The Grand Prize winner with the most “Likes” on Facebook will be announced on or about June 30, 2015.

“We are so excited to see the creativity and enthusiasm this contest inspires in students,” said Wilczynski.

For a complete listing of rules and guidelines for participating in the Roman Town Video Trailer Contest, please visit http://www.dig-itgames.com/romantowncontest.

You can also follow the Roman Town Video Trailer Contest on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dig-itgames and Twitter at @DigItGames and #RomanTownContest.

About Dig-It! Games™

Discover a new way to learn! At Dig-It! Games, we believe in the power of games to promote critical thinking, independent learning, and cultural understanding. Our games incorporate age-appropriate content in math, science, social studies and language arts into fun, interactive and engaging learning experiences. Through our seamless blend of fun and learning, we seek to foster the joy of intellectual discovery and inspire kids to think differently about learning.

To learn more about Dig-It! Games, please visit http://www.dig-itgames.com. For media inquiries, please contact Elisabeth Wraase at Stanton Communications at (410) 727‐6855 or ewraase (at) stantoncomm (dot) com.

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