Third Editions Surpasses Kickstarter Fundraising Goal to Translate New Video Game Books

 

French publisher has secured $154,000 in its second Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to deliver comprehensive new works exploring fabled game series

TOULOUSE, France – April 9 2018 – French publishing house Third Editions has successfully concluded their second Kickstarter campaign to fund the English translation of four new books focused on gaming series beloved by players around the world. The campaign set out to raise €60,000 / £54,000 / $74,000 to fund the translation of books within the Final Fantasy, Dark Souls, and Zelda series, and successfully raised €125,944 (approximately $154,000 at time of closing) from 1,994 backers, surpassing a stretch goal to also translate a book on Taro Yoko’s works.

To view the completed campaign, visit the Kickstarter page here.

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Video Games Book Publisher Third Editions Launches New Kickstarter Campaign to Bring French Hits Into English

Crowdfunding campaign begins to produce new books on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III and Bloodborne, and Final Fantasy VIII

Toulouse, France – March 1, 2018 – French publisher of specialist video game books, Third Editions, have today launched their new Kickstarter campaign in order to fund the English translation of three of their most popular French-language titles. The campaign aims to raise €60,000 / £54,000 / $74,000 to produce second volumes of their books on the Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls series, as well as a book dedicated to Final Fantasy VIII.

Find out more about this project’s goals, and watch the campaign’s new Kickstarter video, here.

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BioShock: From Rapture to Columbia, ​deluxe book revealing all about the critically acclaimed video games, now available in English

Successful French publishing house Third Editions explores the series’ development and iconic locations in comprehensive new work

Toulouse, France – February 15th, 2018 – French publishing house Third Editions is happy to announce that their book BioShock: From Rapture to Columbia is now available for the first time in English. Featuring deep analysis of the BioShock series’ background and genesis, BioShock: From Rapture to Columbia reveals secrets hidden within the mysterious and magnificent cities of Rapture and Columbia. The book can be purchased now on Third Editions’ official website for £22.90 / $29.90 / €24.90.

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Piper Closes $7.6 Million in Series A Funding, Led by Owl Ventures, to Inspire Next Generation of Makers and Inventors

DIY electronics and coding products combat problematic screen time epidemic facing children, turning them into active creators of technology

SAN FRANCISCO – Sep. 14, 2017 – Piper, a leading STEM education company that empowers inventors of tomorrow through technology-driven play, closed $7.6 million in Series A funding led by Owl Ventures, a VC fund focused on edtech innovators. Piper’s first product, a DIY computer kit inspires creative confidence and empowerment by seamlessly transforming kids’ passive technology consumption to active learning through problem-solving skills. The new funding will help Piper build an expanded ecosystem of products that allows children of all ages to continually expand their STEM skills. Additional investors include past participants Reach Capital and Stanford’s StartX fund, as well as a new incoming investor, co-founder of Guitar Hero, Charles Huang.

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IXL Supports Early Literacy Instruction with New Adaptive Phonics Curriculum for Pre-K through First Grade

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 27, 2017 – Today, IXL Learning, a K-12 learning program used by 1 in 9 U.S. students, announced expanded phonics content for pre-K through 1st grade, rounding out its language and foundational reading skills curriculum for early learners. With adaptive technology, insightful analytics and a playful student experience, IXL Language Arts is designed to support the teaching of early literacy.

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IXL Releases Adaptive Middle School Science and Social Studies Curriculum for 6th through 8th Grade

SAN MATEO, Calif. – January 18, 2017 – Today, IXL Learning, the K–12 learning program used by 1 in 9 U.S. students, announced the introduction of adaptive science and social studies content for grades 6–8. Each skill in the curriculum leads students through a series of concepts using multi-stage challenges, which they complete by answering interactive questions. This progression helps students build mastery of complex topics, while the challenges make the learning process engaging. With this release, IXL now offers science and social studies for grades 2–8 and math and English language arts for grades pre-K–12.

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Super League Gaming Announces its Largest Season Yet Across North America with Metropolis Madness

In Season Five, Super League Gaming lets players build and battle in US landmarks in the Legendary Sandbox Game Across More Than 50 Cities Beginning October 18

SANTA MONICA, Calif.  — Sept. 27, 2016 — Super League Gaming, the Santa Monica-based company that transforms movie theaters into interactive, multiplayer gaming arenas, today announced the fifth season of its Minecraft event series — Metropolis Madness. Taking place in more than 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada, this 4-week league tests 6-16 year-old Minecrafters’ creativity, critical thinking and teamwork for the chance to win the coveted Super Bolt trophy and a $15,000 scholarship. Continue reading Super League Gaming Announces its Largest Season Yet Across North America with Metropolis Madness

IXL Announces Complete IXL Science and IXL Social Studies Curriculum for 2nd Through 5th Grade

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DENVER and SAN MATEO, Calif. – June 27,2016 – Today at the ISTE 2016 Conference and Expo, IXL Learning announced expanded coverage for IXL Science and IXL Social Studies, delivering an entire core curriculum of math, English language arts, science and social studies for grades 2-5. Students have already answered more than 85 million science and social studies questions since IXL released the new subjects.

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