Zach Marks and Grom Social, Inc. have teamed up with Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to launch an exciting new app called Solar Skate. The mobile skateboarding game reinforces geometry concepts and is aimed at kids in 4th through 8th grades.
Developed By Kids For Kids, Solar Skate is currently available on iTunes for Apple iOS devices for $1.99.
Players skateboard as Ollie, on a quest to rescue Zach, who has been taken by the alien bully Noswad, who wrecked the skate course. The fast-paced action takes place in the Gromorama 5 Solar System with players pulling off awesome tricks, collecting coins and adding power-ups.
"A lot of kids may not describe math as 'fun,' but they like skateboarding and games," said Cecilia Lopez, Sr. vice president of business development for FLVS. "It's a legitimately fun game that also happens to be educational."
"I am honored to have had the opportunity to design and build a mobile app game from the ground up. Solar Skate is a collaboration of ideas," said Zach Marks, founder of Grom Social and lead designer for Solar Skate. "This was an experience of a lifetime and we are looking forward to the next build out."
This game is already a family hit. I love the polished simplicity that reminds me if the games I grew up with, and my kids love tilting and tapping the phone and iPad. – Hulloballooooza
Such a fun game! Loved the story line, characters and bright colorful graphics. I recommend using it on the iPad so you can see all of what solar skate has to offer. - BaScotti
About Grom Social
Grom Social, Inc., a Florida corporation, is a company devoted exclusively to providing children with a safe, educational and fun alternative to the social media sites now available. Grom Social is a social network created By Kids For Kids.
About Florida Virtual School
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is an established leader in developing and providing virtual Kindergarten- 12 education solutions to students all over Florida, the U.S. and the world. A nationally recognized e-Learning model and recipient of numerous awards, FLVS was founded in 1997 and was the country's first, statewide Internet-based public high school. Today, FLVS serves students in kindergarten-12th grades and provides a variety of custom solutions for schools and districts to meet student needs. For more information, visit www.flvs.net.