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Lions and Dinos and Frogs, oh my! Go Extinct! is Go Fish evolved. Teaches humans 8 and up how to read evolutionary trees with gorgeous original artwork.
Lions and Dinos and Frogs, oh my! Go Extinct! is Go Fish evolved. Teaches humans 8 and up how to read evolutionary trees with gorgeous original artwork.
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2nd Anniversary Update: Audio, Awards, and taking over Australia

Posted by Ariel Marcy (Creator)
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Hey Backers,

I can't believe that TWO years ago this month, thanks to you, Go Extinct! successfully Kickstarted! Here's 3 exciting updates:

1) Lots of great news coverage following the Science article! Including a super cute radio spot in Australia with some middle school science action club kids. I've summarized the best quotes below :)

You can also hear me talk about games, creativity, and science in a pub (complete with drinking game rules) for Pint of Science!

2) Most excitingly, Go Extinct! just won the Society for the Study of Evolution’s prestigious Thomas Henry Huxley Award for outstanding education & outreach achievements! The award is, of course, named after Darwin's most vociferous supporter, AKA "Darwin's Bulldog."

As part of the award, I will get to present Go Extinct! to the National Association of Biology Teachers meeting in Denver in early November. Holler at me if you'll be there!

3) Finally, Go Extinct! just keeps gaining steam (heh) as we add more stores - and now, a whole world region! I'm delighted to say that a distribution deal for Australian / New Zealand is rapidly coming together.

Those 3000 games we made last year around this time are going fast, so a 3rd manufacturing run looks in the cards!

Thank you all so so much,

Ariel & Team STEAM Galaxy

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    1. Ariel Marcy Creator on

      @Mark - thanks so much! And thanks very much for taking it with you to game days! Australia is an excellent place- super enjoying living here.

    2. Dr Mark Bivens
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      Hi Ariel,
      That's brilliant, love to hear that you and Go Extinct are getting so much publicity and that the game will hopefully soon be available her in Australia, it has generated interest at local game days where I have taken it along :)

      Mark