“We set out to create a fun, safe and educational experience that parents would approve of and kids would enjoy.”
New York (PRWEB) July 13, 2010
Herotainment, LLC, the New York based children’s media company has announced the launch of Herotopia, a free to play social online game for kids ages 6 to 14. http://www.herotopia.com Herotopia is a fun and educational virtual world where kids become superheroes. In the dynamic multi-player online game, players explore real world cities and cultures and learn how to deal with bullies, a major issue facing 1 out of 4 of school-aged children.
In Herotopia, each child creates his/her own superhero avatar, chooses a special superpower and travels around the world to play and learn. The site design is a map of the Earth and users can explore nineteen different destinations, from New York to Paris, to Beijing and the North Pole. As kids travel throughout Herotopia, they are introduced to foreign languages, geography and reading skills all in a safe and interactive community setting.
Kids experience a global adventure by playing challenging games, discovering fun facts and hidden quests, and safely interacting with friends. They become Herotopia Heroes and build self-confidence through virtual bully encounters with the Bully Bunch, the cast of super villains. Using non-violent superpowers, players learn how to create a Bully Free World.
“As a Mother of two, I wanted to address a critical social issue and encourage kids to be their own heroes,” says Co-CEO and Founder of Herotainment, LLC, Caryn Teman. “We set out to create a fun, safe and educational experience that parents would approve of and kids would enjoy.”
Bullying --- Nationally recognized expert, Dr. Joel Haber, the “Bully Coach,” writes the active Herotopia Bully Blog and provides kids and parents with essential techniques and information. http://www.herotopia.com/bullyblog/
“Our goal at Herotopia is to teach kids superhero skills to empower them and improve the quality of their relationships so if bullying occurs they know how to handle it and make it less likely to happen again,” says Dr. Haber. “Bullying behavior can start at a young age so teaching kids early is essential.”
Global Heroship --- Herotopia promotes global citizenship, "Heroship," and gives children a better understanding of the diverse world in which they live. Players work together to improve our planet in virtual cities and then apply that knowledge to the real world.
About Herotopia --
Herotopia is a fun, educational and safe multi-player online game where children are the superheroes. All users can play for free or upgrade to an All-Access Superhero Membership ($5.95/ 1 month, $29.95/ 6 months, $57.95/ 1 year) where they can unlock premium features including:
- Customizing their superhero avatar
- Designing their own secret hideout with souvenirs from their world travels
- Adopting and caring for orangutan sidekick
Players earn Topia Tokens, the in-game currency, by playing action games as well as trivia, geography and memory challenges. Topia Tokens can be used to purchase superhero gear for their players and secret hideouts. To advance to higher game levels and unlock special rewards, players need to complete eco-friendly quests as they travel throughout Herotopia.
About Herotainment, LLC --
Herotainment, LLC is a New York based children’s media company. The company’s flagship property is Herotopia.com, a dynamic, multi-player online game with engaging characters and story that will be the basis for books, a television show, comic books and movies. The Herotopia brand will also be leveraged into global merchandising and licensing opportunities.