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DIG-IT! GAMES ANNOUNCES FINALISTS AND OPENS VOTING FOR MAYAN MYSTERIES CHARACTER DRAWING CONTEST

Votes from Public will Determine Grand-Prize Winner

BETHESDA, MD (December 19, 2013) – Dig-It! Games, an independent developer of educational interactive games founded by a former archaeologist and middle school teacher, today announced the finalists of the Mayan Mysteries Character Drawing Contest. The three finalists, selected by a judging panel of artists and designers who created Mayan Mysteries, represent the best original characters with the most thoughtful reasons to join the game’s archaeological team.

All finalists’ entries (sketches and accompanying descriptions) are now posted on Dig-It! Games Facebook page, www.facebook.com/digitgames, where a vote is cast when a Facebook fan or friend (ages 13+) “Likes” a sketch. Public voting will be open through January 8, 2014, and the finalist with the most “Likes” will be officially announced on January 9.

“We were very impressed by the quality and creativity of the entries. It was a big challenge for our judging panel to narrow down the submissions to just three finalists.” said Suzi Wilczynski, president and founder of Dig-It! Games. “We would like to thank every child who used their imagination to enter our inaugural character drawing contest, and for the support of their parents, guardians and teachers. Now we turn to the public for help selecting our grand-prize winner.”

The finalists of the Mayan Mysteries Character Drawing Contest are:

·         Yahaira and her character, Angela

·         Michaela and her character, Anna

·         Amber and her character, Alexandra

In addition to having his/her character sketch featured as an animated character in the latest edition of Mayan Mysteries, the grand prize winner will receive a 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi,  will be added to the game’s credits, and will be featured as the Timeline graphic for the Dig-It! Games Facebook page for one week. All three finalists will receive a free Single-User online license of the new Mayan Mysteries edition  and the two other finalists will also receive a 16GB iPod Touch.

Mayan Mysteries, first introduced in October 2012, is a one-of-a-kind puzzle-based game that takes kids on an exciting journey through history to learn about the ancient Maya civilization. Players are turned into archaeologists as they embark upon an expedition with “Team Q” and gather clues hidden across ancient sites in order to catch the secretive thief, Ladrone. The new character will join the adventure as an archaegological assistant, excited to learn about the Maya culture and willing to get their hands dirty.

For a complete list of rules and contest details, please visit www.dig-itgames.com/contest.

About Dig-It! Games ©

Dig-It! Games is an independent game developer dedicated to encouraging kids to explore the world around them.  The company designs and develops age-appropriate games specifically for the important middle school demographic to ensure engaging and educational experiences for children in grades 5 and above. At Dig-It! Games, we know that fun and learning can, and should, go hand in hand.

To learn more about Dig-It! Games, please visit http://dig-itgames.com. For media inquiries, please contact Eric Schulman at Stanton Communications at (410) 727-6855 or eschulman@stantoncomm.com

 

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