1. What age group plays your games?
About 90% of our players are aged 8-14 years old, that is, in third through eighth grade.
2. What devices run your games?
We have games that run on iPad, Android, Mac, Windows and Chromebook but as of now not all games run on all operating systems. By 2019, we will have all games running on iPad, Windows and Mac. See details below.
iPad: We have 4 games for iPad – Aztech: The Story Begins, Aztech: Meet the Maya, Making Camp and Making Camp:Bilingual.
Windows/ Mac: We have 5 games playable on Mac or Windows computers – Spirit Lake and Fish Lake are installed on your computer. Forgotten Trail, Making Camp and Making Camp: Bilingual can all be played in a browser.
Chromebook: Making Camp, Making Camp:Bilingual and Forgotten Trail run on Chromebooks.
Android: Making Camp runs on Android devices
3. Are Your Games only for Schools?
No. Our users are about 50% playing at school, including after school programs, and 50% at home. Anyone can download our free apps from the app store or Google Play or buy games from our website, Amazon or the Microsoft Store .
4. What Math is Taught in Your Games?
Spirit Lake, Making Camp and Making Camp: Bilingual teach multiplication and division.
Fish Lake teaches fractions.
Forgotten Trail, Aztech: The Story Begins and Aztech: Meet the Maya teach statistics.
5. I Bought a Computer Game Online. Where Is It?
After purchasing the game, you will get a “Thank You” screen. As soon as your order processes, you will get an email. This email will contain the link and instructions to download the game. You will usually get this email within an hour. If you do not receive this email within 12 hours, please let us know. We also recommend checking your spam folder.
6. I was playing Forgotten Trail and all of a sudden it asked me to login, then took me to a different spot in the game
Did you start the game from somewhere other than the login screen? For example, did you remember that the last page you were on was endlevel3.html and go straight to that page?
Don’t do that .
When you login, your username is only remembered as long as you remain in the same session. If you close the window and open another one, it is a new session and your username is forgotten. The beginning of level 2 detects this and, since it doesn’t know your username, it requests that you login again.
If you make up a new username you will be taken to the intro_movie1.html page because that is what is currently set as the default milestone. If you use a username that already exists it may take you to a different milestone but at any rate it will not return to the place that asked you to login.
It is important to login before every session because the game is not designed to work correctly when the username is not known. Once you have logged in, you can jump to the page you wanted to go to.
7. I was playing Forgotten Trail and it looks like the game crashed between levels.
The most likely problem is that your Internet speed slowed down and it is taking a LONG time to load. If you don’t close the game and wait a few minutes it is very likely that the next level will come up.