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GOZOA - The Key Quest

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A one of a kind app that will engage with kids immensely. The app tests maths skills as well as taking learners through a fantastical gaming journey. The app deserves an EAS Certification of 5 Stars and subsequently receives EAS Recommended Status. 

Teacher Review

Gozoa The Key Quest is a fabulous app for kids that enjoy gaming. From an adult perspective, it is very much like a Super Mario game (but with very strong educational links). If only Super Mario had included maths quizzes alongside its games – a massive section of the generation Xers would now be maths geniuses! The app is set in a very similar way with Gozoa running along in different “worlds” in which he must find his way out, collect gold flowers, points and diamonds. Gozoa’s aim is to find his way around the island and collect all the key in order to save his friend! At certain points, in order to get to the next level, Gozoa (the learner) must crack codes. These codes are in the form of maths questions which look at multiplication, division, addition and subtraction

We found the variety of levels in each of the questions to be very well thought out so that the app can benefit all children that are in Primary School. This is very good so that teachers can set questions for their kids depending on their specific level rather than their age. We have found that teachers love being able to personalise their teaching to their kids so this app is great for looking in to that.

From the pedagogical perspective, the app is very much a “reward” rather than a testing or revision app. It can also be giving to kids as homework (as teachers can see how the kids are performing in the backed). The app is extremely engaging and kids will get very engrossed in it, therefore parents and teachers may want to monitor the use of it. Even so, you can’t go far wrong given that kids will be practising their maths. Just make sure that they don’t make it too easier on themselves!

Moreover, we found the rewards system within the app to be highly motivating. Our kid testers were jumping around in excitement at the prospect of getting an extra diamond or points in order to move along faster towards the end. The fact that kids can complete additional quizzes in order to get more points makes for a very nice “carrot”.

The app is very easy to use and kids can be left to find their way around the app. They will love to solve the puzzles as they progress on their “adventure”. Parents can take part in playing with their kids and making their app a working home activity that will motivate their kids to improve their own maths skills so that they can solve more puzzles!

We love the design and the graphics of this app. There could not be a more well-thought out gaming and educational apps combined!

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From the Developer

Can you help free GOZOA’s friends from the evil Villain? Travel to the adventurous world of LURRA, overcome magical obstacles, solve mathematical assignments and defeat the enemies of LURRA.

An educational math app for children ages 6-11 years – from the critically acclaimed company GOZOA, developed together with math teachers, educators, game designers, parents and many children in Denmark. We have tested this app on 300+ children.

GOZOA – The Key Quest is a platforming game with magical obstacles and mathematical assignments. All assignments come with 6 difficulties, so everyone between 6-11 years of age is challenged.

MOTIVATION
The child will earn stars and diamonds by completing an assignment, and thus be encouraged to solve them repeatedly to try and improve themselves. Diamonds can be used to buy items in GOZOA’s house, and if there isn’t any more diamonds left in their pocket, the child must complete additional assignments to earn more.
The story about the Villain keeping GOZOA’s friends captured will motivate the child to train their math skills while being entertained by a pretty, adventurous and wondrous world.
The levels are built with a certain progression in mind as it continuously gets harder, and thereby keeping the child challenged and motivated in solving the challenges the best way possible.
As a parent or a teacher you will have the benefit of being able to see how far, and how well, the child has progressed.

LEARNING AREAS (6 difficulty levels):
- Practice numbers up to 100
- Adding numbers together from 0-100
- Subtracting numbers from 0-100
- Multiplying numbers from 1-9
- Dividing numbers from 1-9
- Learn times tables 1-9.
- Learn to tell time by using the dial and the digital clock.
- Recognize and read the dial - the position of the hands.
- Recognize and read the digital clock - using hour and minute display.
- Set the time shown on the clock face on the digital clock and vice versa:
one hour, 30 minutes, 15 minutes, 10 minutes, 5 minutes.

GAME FEATURES:
- Fun and entertaining platform game with integrated math assignments.
- English narration. The child can play the game without being able to read.
- Rewards for making an effort in the form of stars and diamonds.
- Entertaining platform game that motivates the child to play the game over and over again.
- Buy things for GOZOA's house with the earned diamonds.
- Adjust the colors of the game interface (go to settings).
- Adjust the sound level of music and narration separately.
- Up to 3 profiles can have a game in progress.

GOZOA combines progressive educational philosophies with innovative game mechanics to create engaging interactive entertainment. Previously released apps from GOZOA have been recommended for use in school and as homework and has gotten pristine reviews:

5 STAR & EAS RECOMMENDED by Educational App Store (EAS)
6 STARS "EDITOR´S CHOICE" 
4.5/5 STARS "An app you don´t want to miss!" 
4.5/5 STARS 
Rated 9 out of 10
Chosen as a TOP PICK 

See more at www.GOZOA.com

Please note:
This app requires iPad 2 or newer
This app contains no advertisements

In GOZOA – The Key Quest will regularly publish new content to the app (in-app).

If you have any problems with the game, criticism or praise, please write to info@gozoa.com.

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Key Features

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - Yes - 1st Party