Friday, November 28, 2014

What can I do to help that doesn't require much effort?

That title may sound like I'm putting people down but I am not. Often people say things like,

"You're doing so much good work, what can I do to help?"

However, I understand what people really mean, because I'm very far from perfect when it comes to helping a good cause. When I say,

"Sure, I will help you raise money to save endangered turtles."

or whatever it is you are doing, what I really mean is,

I'll help you out as long as it's not too much of a pain in the ass.

Seriously, I don't expect anyone to fly out to California and stuff gift boxes we send to the schools, code our next level of Myths and Math for free or send us $300,000 to invest in our company (however, if you happen to have an extra $300K lying around, I'd be happy to meet up with you and talk business).

Really, I get it. People are busy. They have limited funds. Christmas is coming up and you need to travel, buy presents. If you'd be willing to contribute 15 or 20 minutes of your time, though, there is something you could do to help.

I just uploaded our latest demo version for Spirit Lake: The Game. It's free. Anyone can download it and play it. Before I put it up on our main website, if you could go here, download it and test it, that would be awesome.

The sandbox is a new thing we're working on that we'll roll out early next year, that will have all kinds of good free stuff for parents, teachers and motivated kids. We'll be putting stuff up there from time to time to play with.

So, that is what you can do to help - play with our works in progress and let us know what you think.

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving.


Anonymous said...

Ok Doctor I have a daughter in law that teaches school in New Jersey. How can I purchase and send to her a copy of your game to use with my grandson. (second grade)

Dr. AnnMaria said...

Thank you for asking. You can buy a game here

Check the box next to This is a gift and you can enter her email . The download link for the game will be sent to her.

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The Marketing Guy said...

Hey Doctor, I've seen that you're trying to make a decision on whether your educational games would be more beneficial for an iPhone or iPad first. I believe that you should develop an app for the iPad first because of how so many kids have access to them these days. Whenever I was 14 I got an iPad, and I was always interested in checking out the apps enlisted underneath all the different categories. I found apps under the education category very beneficial because of how much they helped me throughout both middle school and high school. I believe your games can really help out the age group of 11-14 with mathematics. Parents also find an iPad more attractive for their kids because the costs of calling and texting don't follow. However, for the games that target adults, I would go with the iPhone because I think it's just more convenient for them overall. I'm only 17, and yes, I wrote this on my iPad lol.

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