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Primal MathBy Primal Math
First created
Primal MathBy Primal Math
First created
$964
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
30
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 11 2014

About

We are PRIMAL MATH, a company dedicated to building entertaining, effective, and engaging games and activities. Everyone is born with an innate ability to think mathematically. True education is self-education. Primal Math games go beyond direct instruction by bringing curiosity to self education.

Zombie Fish Bits does not feel like the “classroom math” that young students are exposed to everyday. It’s designed to be a video game, with silly, weird characters, colorful environments and action-based challenges that constantly keep the player engaged. At the same time children learn important mathematical concepts that will support the math curriculum taught in school.

We feel that Zombie Fish Bits makes visual learning more fun and intuitive than any game before it, with a true video game experience.

Learning math can be fun at home, in the car or even on vacation!
Learning math can be fun at home, in the car or even on vacation!

We have released Zombie Fish Bits for the iPad and iPhone, and we’re happy to report that we have received a lot of great feedback from our customers. We have also received inquiries regarding its availability on Android devices. We are looking to fund the development of a version of Zombie Fish Bits for Android phones and tablets. Releasing an Android version of the game will enable us to bring the fun and discovery of learning math to a wider audience!

When we developed Zombie Fish Bits, we spent a significant amount of time researching math apps available to young learners. We found the majority of them were variations of math flash cards. These flash card apps stress memorization over a true conceptual understanding of mathematics. Learning math has more value when it has contextual meaning and relevance to the learner.

Early Zombie Fish concept art
Early Zombie Fish concept art
Collectible Fish Concept Art and finished in game art
Collectible Fish Concept Art and finished in game art

Zombie Fish Bits doesn’t look like school, or the traditional math that young learners see every day. The focus of Zombie Fish Bits is to teach the player math in a more fun, conceptual, visual way. We’ve worked hard to balance a game that truly plays like a video game, while demonstrating important mathematical concepts.

Select your own weird pet for your aquarium!
Select your own weird pet for your aquarium!
Fun math learning and arcade-like gameplay in weird, underwater locations!
Fun math learning and arcade-like gameplay in weird, underwater locations!
A NEW game mode lets you collect fish for your aquarium!
A NEW game mode lets you collect fish for your aquarium!

Since our initial release of Zombie Fish Bits, we've expanded the game to include a special mode where the player can use a plunger mechanism to catch collectible fish to add to their own aquarium. Some of the collectible fish are extremely rare. This provides motivation for the player to continue to play -- collect them all!

Customize your own aquarium with collectible fish and unlockable items!
Customize your own aquarium with collectible fish and unlockable items!

We have collectible items in the game that players unlock as they progress from round to round and level to level.  These items can be added to your aquarium, providing opportunities to customize your experience!  Players can also earn hats, adding fun and variety to their pets!

Just a small sample of the collectible hats you can put on your pet fish!
Just a small sample of the collectible hats you can put on your pet fish!

We have designed Zombie Fish Bits to strengthen a player's understanding of math concepts to supplement the math they're learning in the classroom.  Zombie Fish Bits covers a variety of mathematical concepts including:

  • counting
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • division
  • multiplication
  • fractions

In addition to these important math concepts, players learn to think mathematically, visually, and creatively. They develop their abilities to strategize, plan and problem solve. These are skills that transcend mathematics and become applicable to other forms of learning and to our everyday lives.

In addition to our deepest gratitude for your help, we're offering a variety of Zombie Fish Bit goodies for our contributors for contributions of $5 and up!

Primal Math is a collection of professionals from the fields of education, computer science, art and entertainment who are passionate about making mathematics more accessible to young learners.

The Primal Math team during one of our brainstorming meetings for Zombie Fish Bits
The Primal Math team during one of our brainstorming meetings for Zombie Fish Bits

Reed Frerichs – CEO

Dr. Martin Fletcher – President

Will Kuchera – COO

John Lucas – Art Director

Jamie Nash – Creative Director

John Lucas, Primal Math's Art Director, works on character designs to be animated.
John Lucas, Primal Math's Art Director, works on character designs to be animated.

Risks and challenges

There are risks inherent with any software development project. Changes to the Android platform are always a possibility we may need to accommodate. However, we feel the experience of our team will minimize any potential issues that may arise. Having successfully built and delivered a version of the app for one platform, we have a solid foundation to deliver our Android port.

Risks to delivering our other physical rewards are low, since we are using proven vendors. We can also easily scale up production depending on demand.

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