Aspyr Media, in collaboration with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions announced today that futureU, its new SAT prep video game, has shipped to retail stores nationwide for PC and Mac. futureU, the first game released under Aspyr and Kaplan’s partnership, represents a new medium for supplemental SAT prep, adapting test preparation material into a collection of fun interactive games.
futureU consists of six distinctive innovative mini-games that are divided into three main categories – Math, Reading and Writing. Designed as a complement to traditional SAT study methods, the game is grounded in Kaplan curriculum and features hundreds of questions and track-able player progress. In addition, players can engage in a section called “Test Skills” that teach the vital test-taking and time management skills necessary for taking the big exam.
futureU incorporates a wealth of in-game content that challenges and sharpens skills including:
• Reading: Focuses on refining players’ reading skills, vocabulary, main idea identification, themes and arguments, technique, and recognizing word meanings based on context.
• Writing: Concentrates on improving players’ writing skills by covering topics such as passive voice, run-on sentences, misplaced modifiers, parallelism, conjunctions, fragments, coordination and subordination, pronouns, subject-verb agreement, tenses, adverbs and adjectives, gerunds, idioms, wrong words, and double negatives.
• Math: Enable players to practice critical math areas such as algebra, geometry, data, statistics, probability, polynomials, and sequences.
futureU for the PC and Mac is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and available for an SRP of $39.99.
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