Word about our game is getting out. On Saturday, 7 Generation Games was the subject of a feature story that ran in the Jamestown Sun newspaper in Jamestown, ND.
From the story:
[7 Generation Games] has received more than $500,000 in federal grants to develop these educational games. It has also received money through crowdfunding at Kickstarter.com and other investors. [CEO AnnMaria] De Mars said the Kickstarter funding is allowing the company to donate 1,000 game licenses to schools and afterschool programs.
“We’re trying to insert as much cultural content as possible,” [cultural consultant Erich] Longie said, including information on customs and famous chiefs. “We want to give students history from our side.”
Longie said he’s excited for how the game can help both native and non-native children learn.
For Native American children, “it helps them understand who they are and where they come from,” Longie said. “I think it will bring the races closer together if a non-native kid plays the game — I think he would have a lot of respect for us.”