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CD-ROM Roundup

'CD-ROM Roundup' is a regular KidScreen feature that profiles CD-ROMs aimed at children anywhere from preschool to late teen that will be hitting retail stores in the coming months. By Andrea Haman (416-408-2300 (phone), 416-408-0870 (fax) or haman@brunico.com)...
January 1, 1998

‘CD-ROM Roundup’ is a regular KidScreen feature that profiles CD-ROMs aimed at children anywhere from preschool to late teen that will be hitting retail stores in the coming months. By Andrea Haman (416-408-2300 (phone), 416-408-0870 (fax) or haman@brunico.com)

Name, Publisher & DeveloperThe ClueFinders’ Third Grade Adventures
The Learning Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Brainstorm’s Learn to Program BASIC
Brainstorm, Irvine, California
Presage Software, San Francisco, California
Release Date & MarketsJanuary
U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia
March
distributed in North America, South America, Asia and Australia by Interplay, and in Europe by Infogrames
StorylineStarring a group of kid detectives called The ClueFinders, the title takes kids on a trek through the jungle as they complete activities that help build skills in math, language arts, science, geography and problem-solving. This is the first product in a new grade-based, multi-subject line from The Learning Company.Looking to appeal to parents as much as kids, the product teaches kids the fundamental steps to creating computer code. A cast of characters accompanies players through 26 lessons on the concepts of If/Then Statements, While/Wend Loops, GoSub Routines and Boolean Expressions.
PlatformsWindows 95, Windows 3.1, MacintoshWindows 95, Macintosh
Target Audience7 to 910 to 14
Promotion* public relations
* no other efforts announced at press time
* consumer advertising
* two contests, including one with an unannounced family computing magazine
* public relations
Partial List of Retail Outlets & Estimated Street Price (US$)Best Buy, CompUSA
$29.99
CompUSA, Babbages, Software Etc.
$34.95

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