WeWantToKnow is a French-Norwegian company that focuses on game-based learning. Its first product is the math game "DragonBox" and it has more games in the planning stages. The company was founded by financial analyst turned math teacher Jean-Baptiste Huyhn, the leading French game developer Patrick Marchal, and former Opera Software executives Rolf Assev and Christen Krogh. WeWantToKnow aims to make learning fun, easy and addictive. Learn more about the company on the web at http://www.wewanttoknow.com/.
DragonBox does away with tedious equations and math quizzes, replacing them instead with a simple game involving cards and a magical box. The game evolves as kids master the skills and concepts presented. After one hour of playing DragonBox, twelve-year olds can tackle equations their parents struggle to solve. DragonBox was pre-launched in Norway to let schools, kids and parents test the game. Almost immediately, it rocketed to the top of the charts, becoming the most purchased app in the Apple App Store in Norway-- displacing other, more traditional games. More than 10% of all iPad users in Norway have downloaded DragonBox within the first few weeks of its release.
DragonBox is designed for iPad and Android tablets, but also works well on iPhone and Android phones. A special version is available for Mac OS. DragonBox costs $5.99 for the tablet version and $2.99 for the phone version. Download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Contact Ian McMonagle, Head of Media Relations, for more information - Ianmac@wewantoknow.com