The Counting Kingdom wins 2014 MassDiGI Game Challenge

Published on Sunday, March 9th, 2014

The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute is pleased to announce that Little Worlds Interactive, a Boston-based independent educational game development studio, has won the overall Grand Prize as well as Serious Game Prototype category honors in the third annual MassDiGI Game Challenge for The Counting Kingdom. The Counting Kingdom is a game for kids aged seven and up that encourages players to practice their math skills in a playful and engaging way.

“We are so excited to be heading home with the Grand Prize and category honors,” said Jenna Hoffstein, founder of Little Worlds Interactive. “MassDiGI did an amazing job organizing the event and bringing so many great developers, mentors and speakers together. The feedback and experience I received during the Game Challenge was extremely valuable, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who is making a game and wants it to succeed.”

This is the first time a serious or educational game has won the MassDiGI Game Challenge Grand Prize.

Other top Boston-area winners include Chris Chung for Catlateral Damage which won the People’s Choice award and Indie Entertainment Game Prototype category honors. Catlateral Damage is a fun, first-person cat simulator where the goal is to knock as many of your owner’s possessions onto the ground as possible.

Please click here to read the entire official press release about all the winners. Click here to read stories on Game Politics, BetaBoston (1), Gamasutra, BetaBoston (2), WBUR or

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