Scholastic Inc. used this week’s Toy Fair in New York City to announce two new games currently in development for kids. One game is based on the popular book and television series, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and the other is based on the award-winning I Spy series.
The third CD-ROM based on Clifford the Big Red Dog will be Clifford’s Learning Activities, a new CD-ROM based game for kids ages four to six. Players will help Clifford and his pals perform good deeds on Birdwell Island, all for the goal of being featured for their good deeds in a special issue of Prize Pooch Magazine.
The game features seven different locations where kids participate in ten different activities to practice early skills in math, reading, sorting, matching, creativity and word building. Like previous titles, Clifford’s Learning Adventures builds on the foundation laid on the Clifford book series, which has been in print for nearly 40 years and has spawned 86 different titles with more than 76 million books in print.
The game will be released on a hybrid CD-ROM this October with a suggested retail price of US$19.95.
I Spy Treasure Hunt will also be released this fall. It’s a title for kids ages six to ten, where players go on three separate adventures in search of hidden pirate treasure. Kids must solve 60 different I Spy riddles as they obtain pieces of three different treasure maps. Players then assemble the pieces of the map and follow the clues to hunt treasures left behind by the pirates of Smuggler’s Cove.
I Spy Treasure Hunt will be released in September on a hybrid CD-ROM compatible with both Windows and Mac OS for a suggested retail price of US$29.95.