My name is Tarquin Glitterquiff, and I'm the President and Managing Director of Drum Roll HQ Limited. I'd like to share with you some updates on E.A.K. - the first game that teaches kids to code and create on the web.
- Kids spend an average of 15 minutes playing the pilot version of the game on our site.
- 40% of players complete it. 46% of those are girls.
- Members of our community have started translating the game into Dutch, Italian and Turkish.
- We now have a business advisor, who will be present in our commercial meetings - Graham Brown Martin, founder of 'Learning Without Frontiers' and author of 'Learning Reimagined'.
- This week, the Duke of York and the Director-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission offered their support towards E.A.K. We're also now receiving support from Codecademy and the National College for Digital Skills, in addition to TES, Mumsnet, Teach First, Children's University, Mozilla and CoderDojo.
- We've received a high level of interest from a schools group who intend to purchase the beta version of E.A.K. for around 40 of their schools. We have a commercial meeting with them early next year.
- The Global Director of Education for Microsoft recently contacted us - we have a meeting set up with him next month.
We're currently working on new levels for E.A.K. - we're building 6 levels every two weeks, and launching the first chapter of the game in April. Make sure you sign up to our mailing list if you want to know more.
Best wishes for the holidays!
President / MD / Serial Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
Drum Roll HQ Limited
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