Majesco wants kids to draw on their DS
1/22/2010 12:35:00 PM
I've seen some pretty beat-up DS handhelds over the years, typically owned by little kids. Broken hinges, smothered in stickers, and most often marked up with crayons. It's enough to make a technophile like me weep. Now Majesco might give kids a more constructive outlet for their artistic impulses, with Let's Draw for the DS. It's basically an art tutor that shows kids how to improve their scribbling skills. Once they've sketched something out, the game lets kids add sounds and animation to their picture.
I imagine this will lead to more destroyed touch screens but then again so will Zelda Spirit Tracks.
MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
'LET'S DRAW!' FOR NINTENDO DS™
Calling all aspiring young artists! Majesco Entertainment Company, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Let's Draw! for Nintendo DS™. Based on a best-selling line of Japanese drawing books, Let's Draw! challenges players to create full images by combining small, easy to draw shapes into larger objects and scenes.
Let's Draw! makes art accessible by teaching children of all ages, even those who have not yet learned to read, how to draw via full voice instructions as they play. Kids follow step-by-step guidance to create more than 100 different images that they can then bring to life with animation and sound. Let's Draw! also lets players pair their newfound art skills with their imaginations to create and animate their own designs from scratch. These customized images become the stars of 10 fun mini-games, including Whack-a-Mole, Car Racing and Air Hockey.
Developed by Agatsuma Entertainment and licensed by Barnstorm Games, Let's Draw! for the Nintendo DS™ is expected to release this Spring. For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.