Go Go Games is now available on the iTunes Store!

Today’s the day we’ve been anxiously waiting for! Alexis Hiniker, Heidi Williamson, and I couldn’t be more excited to announce that Go Go Games is now available for download on the iTunes Store!

If you haven’t been following my previous blog postsGo Go Games is a suite of games on the iPad that helps preschool and elementary-aged children to learn to notice multiple features of the objects in the world around them – a specific perceptual skill that is essential to learning and comes naturally to most children, but is known to be a common difficulty for those with ASD. Improvements in this critical ability lead to gains across a broad range of skills. Our mission is to do something bigger than just teach one targeted life skill, and we are very excited by the opportunity to teach something foundational with our games that could improve general learning outcomes for a range of children on the spectrum.

We’ve designed and built three fantasy adventures that feel more like play but work like therapy. Our themes (trucks, trains, and spaceships) reflect the interests of the many children with autism with whom we’ve tested the game, and we are very inspired by the positive responses we’ve received so far:

My son loves Go Go Games and he’s so excited when he plays it. From the time he started playing the game about a month ago until now, his progress has been incredible. You can see him stop, focus, and look carefully to find the correct match. He really pays attention, which is something that he didn’t do well before.
— Nikii Finch-Morales, Director of Wildlife at Curi Odyssey & mother of a 7-year old with ASD
Our students are really engaged while playing Go Go Games, especially because of the intuitive touch interface, fun graphics, and audio/visual reinforcements. For many of our kids with ASD, paying attention to details and being able to discern important information from a background is a tough skill, which the game addresses. We’re looking forward to using this portable learning tool in our classrooms.
— Susan Rose, Director of Arbor Bay School

Go Go Games is available on the iPad for $1.99… but we’re offering a special introductory price of $0.99 through the end of October in the Education Category of the iTunes Store. Be sure to get it now

For more details, please read our official press release.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.