Twelve a Dozen is the first of several academic video games that education start-up Amplify plans to release this year. The New York-based company develops digital K-12 academic items for parents and educators, and it prepares to release 30 iPad video games for students this October. Amplify has teamed up with the developer Bossa Studios Ltd to launch its very first game that ‘aid students construct crucial algebraic abilities,’ according to their site. The pairing is type of an odd match considering that Bossa Studios’ previous games consist of Surgeon Simulator and Deep Dungeons of Doom.
Twelve a Dozen is a puzzle-platformer that follows the heroine called Twelve and her friend Dot, a living decimal point voiced by British starlet and comedian Lucy Montgomery. Twelve and Dot has to use addition, subtraction, division, multiplication to resolve puzzles and save Twelve’s family after disaster hits her home town Dozenopolis.
Twelve a Dozen is readily available now for $4.99 on the App Shop. The video game is rated 4+ however it is aimed at 10-14 years of age. The game includes 30 levels with more free levels on the way, and it guarantees to deliver ‘core mathematical principles in an engaging and significant way’. It supports all iPads running iOS 4.3 or later.