Tuesday February 19, 2008
KUTOKA INTRODUCES NEW TITLE IN THE MIA COLLECTION
Mia Reading: The Bugaboo Bugs!
MONTREAL- (February 19, 2008) - For Kutoka this is the year of the mouse.
Mia, the mouse and star of their award-winning edutainment software series
will be celebrating ten years of adventures and learning. To kick off the
celebration, Kutoka is launching a new title, Mia Reading: The Bugaboo
Bugs!, into their popular line of fun and educational software for children.
Targeted at five to nine year olds, and developed by experts in education
and in multimedia, The Bugaboo Bugs! focuses on literary skills by combining
an exciting adventure with engaging educational activities that are in sync
with the educational curriculum from kindergarten to grade three.
The Bugaboo Bugs! is about some incredibly troublesome bugs! Mia lives in a
charming Victorian house where her family has lived for generations. The
house has recently been invaded by peststhe Bugaboos. These disrespectful,
noisy and uncivilized bugs are going to attract the attention of the humans,
and if they are noticed, the exterminators will be called and everyone will
be put out on the street! The Bugaboos must go! And Mia needs the player¹s
help to find a way to get them to stay out of site.
ENGAGING EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Mia¹s Reading Adventure has been designed to support a school¹s curriculum
from kindergarten to grade three, and includes 12 exciting literacy skills
activities each with four distinct age-appropriate levels of difficulty.
Topics covered include associating images to words, punctuation, phonics,
rhymes, spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary, reading comprehension,
word recognition, verb tense, adverbs, following instructions, and much
more! There is an easy to consult progress report and The Bugaboo Bugs!
educational activities are seamlessly integrated into the story. There is
also a feature that allows the player to go directly to the activities. But
of course, it is the adventure that makes a Mia game so special!
NOW ON DVD-ROM!
DVD technology allows more content on a disk so The Bugaboo Bugs! really
shows off the beauty of Mia's World with bigger and higher quality graphics
than previously possible. The 3D world is filled with endearing characters
and is seen from the perspective of a little mouse, who is the heroine of
these adventures. Cute, funny and full of great ideas, Mia has always been
great company for children, generation after generation.
The Bugaboo Bugs! is a brand new adventure with plenty of funny story
twists, lots of surprise animations, fun educational activities and tons of
places to visit. ³All of this adds up to more play time!" said Richard
Vincent, Kutoka's Creative Director. ³In The Bugaboo Bugs!, Kutoka is
revisiting the subject of its very first Mia game The Search for Grandma's
Remedy reading. Now the original Mia Reading title that we launched ten
years ago, which has been played by over a million children around the
globe, will take a well deserved retirement and will be replaced by this new
title", Vincent added.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Mia Reading: The Bugaboo Bugs! is available on a hybrid DVD-ROM for Windows
and Macintosh and is available at TOYS 'R US, Zellers (Ontario and Quebec),
The Apple Stores, and other fine toys and computer stores with a suggested
retail price of $29.95 and is aimed at five to nine year olds.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Windows XP (sp2), 2000 (sp4), VISTA; Processor: Pentium III - 1Ghz; RAM: 512
MB; Video & Sound: DirectX 9 compatible; DVD-ROM Drive: 4X; Hard Disk Space:
Macintosh OS X, 10.4, 10.5; Processor: G4 - 1Ghz; RAM: 512 MB;
Video & Sound: Standard Macintosh; DVD-ROM Drive: 4X; Hard Disk Space: 1.2
ABOUT THE MIA COLLECTION
There are five titles in the Mia software collection, four learning
adventures and a creativity tool called Click & Create. The four learning
adventures cover math, science, reading and an introduction to foreign
languages (French and Spanish). This multi award-winning series is available
is over 40 countries in 14 different languages.
Founded in 1995 and based in Montreal, Kutoka Interactive develops, produces
and publishes high-quality interactive content. The company has won over 150
national and international awards for its highly acclaimed Mia and Didi &
Ditto series. As well as distributing its own content, Kutoka has also been
growing as distributor of 3rd party products since 2001. For more
information call 877-8KUTOKA or visit www.kutoka.com.
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