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Wednesday June 18 8:55 AM EDT
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Source: Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corporation
Theatrix Announces Innovative New Products That Teach Kids How to 'GET A HEAD(TM)'
and Have Fun Too!
New Software Teaches Middle School Children Analytical and Thinking Skills in Fun Format
EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Theatrix Interactive, Incorporated, today announced the latest products in the GET A HEAD series, WORD
HEADS(TM) and STRATEGY HEADS(TM). Like the best selling MATH HEADS(TM) product that Parent Magazine called, ``dazzlingly hip, with form and
content adding up to a winner,'' the new products are designed to improve essential skills for middle school age kids in a fun, learning environment.
When playing WORD HEADS and STRATEGY HEADS, kids design their own characters from an array of MTV-style body parts, then channel surf with a zany
cast of characters to a fictional game show network. Each game features six non-stop, action-packed channels of play.
WORD HEADS helps build verbal skills and teaches language arts through such games as ``Go Figure,'' a wacky show which rewards the player using correct
figures of speech, ``News Channel,'' which takes a comical mad-lib approach to parts of speech, and ``Meet Your Match,'' a dating game where players build
words from prefixes, suffixes, and roots. With STRATEGY HEADS, games like ``Eye Gottcha'' and ``Magic Mazes'' give shape to critical thinking skills through
labyrinths that lead to prizes, game maps that connect visual patterns, and puzzles that manipulate 3-D objects, decipher distorted images, and visualize object
rotations. There's even a ``Mystery Theater'' in which players become Sherlock Holmes-like sleuths and find the resolution of distorted images, strengthening their
deductive reasoning and visual analysis skills.
``These new products are our first extension of the GET A HEAD series,'' states Joyce Hakansson, Founder and Creative Director of Theatrix. ``With these new
additions, Theatrix adds two more exciting products that further illustrate our company's commitment to software that both educates and entertains today's youth.''
MATH HEADS from the GET A HEAD series has already won the Codie Award for Best Home Education Program for Adolescents.
WORD HEADS will be on retail shelves in August, followed by STRATEGY HEADS in September. WORD HEADS and STRATEGY HEADS are hybrid
Windows 95, Windows 3.1 or Macintosh CD-ROMS and will be available in stores nationwide at a price of $29.95 (ESP). Teacher's versions that include special
manuals and materials are also available.
All GET A HEAD titles for Windows require 486/66 Mhz or higher; 8 MB RAM; 13 MB available hard disk space as well as a 256 color VGA; double-speed
CD-ROM drive, 16 bit Windows-compatible sound card; mouse; and speakers. The Macintosh versions require LCIII; 8MB RAM (5 MB available RAM); 12
MB available hard disk space; 13`` color monitor; double-speed CD-ROM drive; System 7.1.
On June 5, 1997, Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corporation announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Theatrix
Interactive, Incorporated, a privately held education software developer. Inquiries regarding the GET A HEAD titles may be directed to either company.
About Sanctuary Woods
Founded in 1988, San Mateo-based Sanctuary Woods Multimedia is the innovative developer of the Head Coach(TM) line of sports-based educational software
titles derived from unique licensing agreements with NFL(TM) Properties, the National Football League Players Incorporated and Major League Baseball
Properties. Current titles include Major League Math(TM), Major League Reading(TM), NFL(TM) Math and NFL(TM) Reading. Major League Math Second
Edition was recently awarded Newsweek Magazine's ``Editor's Choice'' award. The company also manufacturers the popular Franklin series which includes
Franklin Learns Math, Franklin's Reading World and Franklin's Activity Center. All are based on the popular Franklin storybook character.
About Theatrix Interactive
Theatrix Interactive focuses on helping kids, ages 8-14, develop reasoning, problem solving, and creative skills through highly engaging products that feature
compelling story lines, hilarious characters, and exploratory environments. Theatrix is a critically acclaimed publisher with a distinguished history as a developer.
Founded in 1982, the company has developed over 50 software titles, including Edmark's awarding-winning Early Learning series Millie's Math House(TM) and
Bailey's Book House(TM), the Cruncher(TM) for Davidson, and Write, Camera, Action(TM) for Broderbund. In 1995, with the launch of Hollywood, Juilliard
Music Adventure(TM), and others, Theatrix began developing its own titles. Theatrix's eight titles have won over 40 major awards to date. Theatrix can be reached
at 800-955-TRIX or visit the company's Web Site located at theatrix.com.
NOTE: Sanctuary Woods is a registered trademark and Head Coach is a trademark of Sanctuary Woods Multimedia. Franklin is a trademark of Kids Can Press
Ltd. Major League Math and Major League Reading are trademarks of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. NFL is a trademark of National Football League
Properties. Hollywood, Math Heads, Strategy Heads, Word Heads, Get A Head, Theatrix, and Theatrix Interactive are the trademarks of Theatrix Interactive.
Juilliard Music Adventure and Juilliard are trademarks of The Juilliard School. All other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark owners.
SOURCE: Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corporation
Contact: Charlotte Walker of Sanctuary Woods, 415-286-6000, or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Lauren Finkelman, 800-287-2279, or email@example.com, or Melissa Rabin, 800-287-2279, or
firstname.lastname@example.org, both of S&S Public Relations, Inc., for Sanctuary Woods; or Joyce Hakansson of Theatrix Interactive, 510-658-2800, or email@example.com