2014-04-01 09:16:35 - Ed Tech Startup Launches Game to Teach Financial Education
Toronto, Canada – In conjunction with Financial Literacy month in the US, Ignov8, an Educational Technology start-up, unveiled their first major project; Freedom Quest, a game to make financial literacy fun and engaging. They are running an Indiegogo campaign to share their vision, showcase their progress to date, and help fund future development: igg.me/at/freedomquest/x/6777093
Freedom Quest is an experiential game that replicates real world situations with real world variables, so as to expose players to a myriad of varied circumstances. According to company officials, “the goal is to provide a fun and safe learning environment with the purpose of players walking away from the game with significantly higher levels of financial acumen, and the ability to make wiser decisions in
their own lives”.
The company is also working on an educational version of the game for the educators. As stated by officials “it will be aligned with the curriculum, will come with lesson plans, will allow teachers to put students in a simulated environment whose variables they control, will automatically generate reports outlining student's performance both individually and compared to the rest of the class...etc. The goal for the EDU version is to make it so easy and so convenient for teachers that it becomes the default tool for teaching financial literacy in the classroom.”
Ignov8 is looking to raise $62,421 to polish Freedom Quest, improve the graphics, expand the gameplay and add some of the more complex features, before the game can be released.
More information can be found on the campaign page: igg.me/at/freedomquest/x/6777093
About Ignov8: Ignov8 is an educational technology company focused on creating content that revolutionize the way people think and learn about money. Their mission is to produce material that contributes to significantly improving the financial literacy acumen of an entire generation.
About Frenel Djossa: Frenel is the co-founder and President of Ignov8. He is a Wealth Manager by profession. He holds a series of financial designations, including the CFP, CIM and CSWP. Frenel looks after the financial education side of product development.
About Jamal Seaton: Jamal is the co-founder and CEO of Ignov8. He is a game developer and programmer by profession. He has 7 published titles under his name. Jamal looks after the technical side of game development.
To learn more about this Financial Literacy initiative, or to schedule an interview, please contact Frenel Djossa at 905 449 5433, or email@example.com