Travel Through Time with The Time Tribe

User room 3The Time Tribe is a free-to-play, online time travel adventure game series for kids ages  8 to 13. Based on real history and archaeology, The Time Tribe is anchored in an epic story of everyday life in different cultures around the world and through time. Player choices directly shape the outcome of the story, and an integrated Charity Portal empowers players to make current, real-world impact on the complex issues they encounter in the game world. Optional real-world print and toy collectibles expand the story and gameplay experience.

Check out The Time Tribe Official Trailer below:

COMMENTARY: The Time Tribe Offers Interactive Storytelling, Tactile Experience

loren.march20As a kid, my favorite educational experiences involved some sort of tactile learning—digging for fossils with my fellow Boy Scouts, trudging through muddy lo’i patches to harvest taro (an edible Hawaiian root), and slicing open frogs and fetal pigs in Biology class. I’m the classic have-to-touch-everything personality, a practical nightmare for museum staffs everywhere.

Considering this, I wasn’t much of a gamer, except maybe a brief fascination with the Legend of Zelda. Imagine my surprise when I came across a new online game, The Time Tribe, from Thundersnow Media, at the recent Digital Kids Conference here in New York City. The Time Tribe can be a classic gaming experience (it’s also free), but with a subscription the adventure game can become a tactile experience with monthly mailings, including letters written by characters in the game, mysterious wax-sealed envelopes, a wearable “timekey” from each time travel adventure, and pages from journals. [Read more...]