Following the incredibly successful Kickstarter and iPad and Android tablet launch from earlier this year, TERC, a not-for-profit leader in K-12 math and science education, announced today the upcoming October 28th availability of the beloved educational game, Zoombinis, on Windows and Mac for $9.99. It will release on Kindle Fire the same day for $4.99. The game is designed for players 9 and older and is a faithful recreation of the original with updated modern design principles and refinements. Including all the latest updates, the Windows and Mac version will also come packed with extras such as the game soundtrack, iOS and Android ringtones, a digital poster and desktop backgrounds.
Zoombinis is developed in conjunction with the world-class designers at FableVision Studios, an award-winning educational developer, along with Learning Games Network.
“Just as children and adults first came to love the timeless logic puzzles in the ’90s, players can with the click of a mouse on their PC or Mac help bring Zoombinis home once again,” said David Libby, Director of Technology, TERC . “In addition to the more modern look and added gameplay refinements, desktop players will get access to never before released goodies including the soundtrack and ringtones featuring characters such as Arno, the pizza troll.”
Numbering in the hundreds, the Zoombinis need your help. The small blue creatures, each with distinct personalities and appearances, are all imprisoned by the evil Bloats who took over their home – and you need to help them reach the safety of Zoombiniville. The PC and Mac controls are simple, using only a click of the mouse to control the Zoombinis, but the puzzles are not as easy as they may appear. Using logic, data analysis, pattern finding and problem solving skills, children and adults will face a series of increasingly difficult challenges – 12 in total – set within entertaining environments such as Pizza Pass, Titanic Tattooed Toads and Mudball Wall. Help the Zoombinis travel in groups until all 400 of them are safe in Zoombiniville.