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Now gamers can join in the adventure online with Cyberchase: The Quest a cutting edge interactive Web game that lets kids create their own cyber characters, and go on action-packed quests throughout Cyberspace, all while developing money-management skills to help defeat the bad guys.
and replayable adventure at Cyberchase Online
Along the way, they are also offered the chance to spend their snelfus on all kinds of cybermerchandise that may or may not help them in the end. The game is designed to help children develop financial literacy skills such as earning, saving and spending as part of the Cyberchase: Know Your Dough financial literacy campaign.
marketers spending billions of dollars to reach young consumers, children
need to become money-savvy, added Sandra Sheppard, executive producer.
Unlike some online games, the products are fictional and there are no
hidden product placements aimed at youngsters.
The launch of Cyberchase: The Quest coincides with the broadcast premiere of Starlight Night December 31 on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings). Starlight Night is the annual holiday when all the stars in Cyberspace are refreshed for the new year. But Hacker concocts a scheme to darken the stars of Cyberspace forever. With the ceremony only hours away, can the kids and Digit rescue the inventor Archimedes and save the Starlight Night celebration all before Hacker turns out the lights in Cyberspace?
Also at Cyberchase Online for the holidays, visitors can send a colorful Starlight Night e-card, print out a 2005 CYBERCHASE calendar or Starlight Night holiday card, make ornaments, sing-along with Starlight Night songs, and much more.
Cyberchase makes math and problem-solving come alive for children across the country through humor, action and adventure. Targeting 7- to 11-year-olds, Cyberchase features a team of curious characters who outwit and outsmart the ultimate bad guy Hacker (Christopher Lloyd) as he tries to take over Cyberspace. A co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Nelvana, Cyberchase airs nationally on PBS KIDS GO!, a new educational multimedia destination specifically created by, for and about school-age kids.
Major funding for Cyberchase is provided by the National Science Foundation, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding is provided by The Intel Foundation and The Volckhausen Family. Corporate funding provided by Intel Corporation and Jif Peanut Butter. Jif is a registered trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company.
information, contact Edward Gregory, Sr. Publicist, Thirteen/WNET New York
...Posted Dec 20, 2004, by Eric Ward/URLwire courtesy of WNET/Spectrum
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