The Primer surpasses its first fundraising milestone and is 40% towards its open Beta goal
SEATTLE, August 6th, 2017 - Moonlight Press announces The Primer, a free Flashcard-based RPG out of the University of Washington. With the entire history of human knowledge available as possible content, The Primer absorbs player input across 90 skills and generates a Question and Answer system that increases in complexity the longer you play.
The Primer curates information to identify player weaknesses and suggests content to fill gaps in their knowledge. 90 topics are organized into 6 main categories – Math, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy. Higher level players have more influence over what answers are worth the most points and which content should be removed. The Primer is a way for the Wikipedia generation to prove their knowledge while improving learning tools for the next generation.
"The Primer is a fantastic demonstration of the potential of crowdsourcing education; by having users themselves generate content, it blurs the line between student and teacher, and allows the entire community to support and push itself forward."
- John Porter, University of Washington PhD candidate
" As a career homeschooling mom, I would describe The Primer as an answer to the prayers of educators who wring their hands over the time and content of their students’ “video game time”. Here, finally, is something fun and rewarding that will encourage research and offer positive feedback, offered in an elegantly simple format that is easy to follow. "
- Sheila, home school teacher and mother of 6.
Creating free learning tools is central to the mission of Moonlight Press, therefore The Primer’s development is funded entirely by public donation. We are 40% to our goal of releasing a Public Beta. Crowdsourced for content and scoring, The Primer is currently in its Private Alpha phase, open to UW students, faculty and alumni for quality assurance. To open a Press Account, please contact Marcella at the address provided.
Try a demo of The Primer on the Moonlight Press website today.
About Moonlight Press
Founded by Scott Sizemore in 2013, Moonlight Press’s mission is to build games out of skills underrepresented in the industry such as reading sheet music and transcribing morse code. Scott received his MS in Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington with a focus on system dynamics and educational design.
Name: Marcella Sweeney