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-JUST RELEASED- Download two tracks from the new Discover Babylon TM game!

We have produced two MP3’s from the game, with album art, compatible with all major MP3 players and software, including the new IPOD Photo and IPOD Video.

[To download, simply right click the link and click “Save Link As”, then choose your download location and Save]

-The most current version of Discover Babylon TM has been added to our website and can be downloaded for free from the homepage. Also, focus group testing continues at the Walters Art Museum. Enjoy the game and remember to fill out the short evaluation to be entered in the free IPod give-away!

A kiosk version of Discover Babylon TM game is now permanently installed at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. Many of the objects featured in the game environment come from this museum’s collection and can be seen by the visitor after playing the game.

The longer game version will offer higher fidelity visualizations and more in depth game play. It will be available at the museum’s gift shop later this spring for museum visitors to take home and for virtual visitors to download from this website.

Discover Babylon TM has received favorable press attention from:

  1. Video Games Can Reshape Education: U.S. Scientists“, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  2. Science snapshot: A video game with a history lesson“, USA TODAY
  3. ESA chief calls for socially relevant, educational games“, HackenSlash
  4. New Video Games Target Children’s Intellectual Curiosity“, WUSA TV
  5. Educators take serious look at video gaming“, eSchool News
  6. Despite Allure, Using Digital Games for Learning Seen as No Easy Task“, Ed Week
  7. Learning with Visualizations“, Converge Magazine

Discover Babylon TM was invited to be part of the Entertainment Software Association’s Net Day in October 2005. FAS was one of 3 non-profits chosen to demonstrate its games as part of the ESA’s Net Day, attended by over 500 Congressional members/staff and their family.

Preliminary results of the Discover Babylon TM project have also been presented at academic conferences and international meetings including the 120th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Philadelphia, PA and the Middle East Digital Library Workshop in Alexandria, Egypt.

Discover Babylon TM will be featured at the 2006 Webwise conference to be held in Los Angeles later this month and the 2006 Museums and the Web conference in Albuquerque, NM to be held in March.

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