Press Release: “Josh’s World To Be
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Brochure of Josh's World
Games Take A Step Toward
Diversity With The Release Of Josh's World
Yachats, OR - Microcomputer Resources, Inc. (MRI) announces the release
of Josh's World, a CD-ROM based African American children's game for the PC. In
an effort to create a positive, non-violent game that includes more diverse characters,
Josh's World, a CD-ROM interactive computer game for children ages 2-9, is one
of the few computer games featuring a positive African American role model for
young children. Josh's World, in a clear, uncontrived fashion provides African
American children the fun and delight of engaging in a 3D interactive play land
they can explore with Josh there to provide help and companionship along the way.
Josh's World, which runs on Windows 98/ME/XP, offers kids who like to discover
through exploration an open world mode where they can play all the games and activities
found in Josh's World. There is also a complete game mode for children who prefer
play through gaming. A single player can play Josh's World on a PC or two players
can play against each other on the same PC. Josh's World includes a Print and
Play feature. Print and Play generates activities and games kids can enjoy when
they are away from the computer.
As Josh's World's Executive Producer,
Robin Murphy stated, I had been a computer teacher in an elementary school and
I knew what piqued children's interest. It definitely wasn't the drill and practice
software that flooded the market at the time. The kind of software that interested
them were open-ended games encouraging them to become actors rather than reactors;
We wanted to create a magical 3D world for these little people where they could
explore different environments and at the same time offer options to those children
who preferred to play games. The real world Josh is Joshua Brown, the son of Michelle
Blackmon who performed with the Oregon Shakespearean Festival in the 1995-1996
seasons. Joshua endeared himself to our family and inspired us to create a game
for young children.
Josh’s World was designed with children from age 2
- 9 in mind.
Microcomputer Resources, Inc. is a privately held Oregon Corporation
based in Ashland, Oregon. The company mission is to produce and publish quality
titles and carry that excellence through the various distribution channels to
the parents who buy our games and the children that play them.
If you would
like to receive an evaluation copy of Josh’s World upon its release, please call
or e-mail Verin G. Lewis at the contact information below.
Direct Contact Information:
Verin G. Lewis