Founded by professional archaeologist and former middle-school teacher Suzi Wilczynski, Dig-It! Games develops educational games that promote creative thinking, independent learning, and cultural understanding. In 2012, Dig-It! launched Mayan Mysteries, a puzzle-based game for Mac, PC and mobile devices that combines the fun of adventure with real information about ancient Maya civilization. In 2010, Dig-It! Games received industry praise for its first game, Roman Town. At Dig-It! Games, fun and learning go hand in hand.
Dig-It! Games is dedicated to encouraging kids to explore the world around them through historically accurate content that conforms to curriculum standards and seamlessly blends entertainment and learning.
Suzi Wilczynski launched Dig-It! Games in 2005. Wilczynski is a trained archaeologist with nearly 10 years of dig experience, including projects in Greece and Israel. Formerly a middle-school teacher, Wilczynski found few classroom options for teaching students about the fundamentals and importance of archaeology. She developed Mayan Mysteries and Roman Town to give classroom instructors and parents fun, interactive tools to help students learn about ancient civilizations through archaeology.
Robert J. Sharer was an archaeologist and professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. Sharer oversaw excavations in Central America over five decades. Among his many expeditions, Sharer discovered the tomb of an ancient Mayan king in 1993 in Honduras. By the time he retired in 2009, Sharer had contributed to 25 books and more than 100 articles and chapters of industry publications.
Mayan Mysteries blends action and mystery with history and learning, presenting players with a unique adventure through the fascinating world of the ancient Maya. Visit excavation sites, decode glyphs, explore the mysterious Maya calendar, and more in this exciting educational journey.
*Available on Mac and PC (Single User and Classroom Edition) and mobile devices (Single User only)
Roman Town teaches gamers about archaeology and Roman history through a fun and entertaining experience. Challenging puzzles and mini-games exercise strategic thinking as players interact with ancient Romans and artifacts.
*Available on PC (Single User or Classroom Edition)
NAPPA Honors * Tillywig Brain Child Award * National Parenting Center Seal of Approval *Creative Child Magazine Game of the Year * Dr. Toy Best Vacation Product * Life Buzz Award * Toy Man Award of Excellence*HERD Seal of Approval*
This game is great!! It has incredible graphics and a detailed plot. the use of graphic novel format keeps readers engaged. It's very educational - I learned a lot about the Mayan civilization while playing! Incredibly accurate, and still fun! Totally appropriate for all ages!
- Minnie Maas
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