We were gifted with promotional codes in order to download the Human Heroes: Curie on Matter iOS game for free and review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
I’ve mentioned numerous times that I am passionate about my kids learning. Olivia currently attends phonics classes and I am always looking for new educational things for Jack to do.
We were recently contacted to see if we would like to review the premium iOS title Human Heroes: Curie on Matter and give our thoughts. You can watch the trailer here. The game is available on the Apple store for £3.99 and requires iOS 12.0 or later – it is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and is rated for ages 4+, although it does ask their age at the beginning. The app has been tested by UK students and was created by newly formed educational company, KalamTech.
The game was created in collaboration with real in-house educational specialists and the fantastic BAFTA award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes voices Marie Curie. The game covers topics and subjects from the UK National Curriculum, giving children a range of problem and puzzle solving mini games to exciting numerical challenges. They learn all about states of matter, radioactivity and so much more.
There are also plenty of beautifully illustrated animation sequences, talking about Marie Curie’s life – from her childhood in Poland to her life as a scientist.
So what did we think?
Well first of all, I want to commend the creators of this app for the fact that it has no in app purchases and no adverts. I’ve lost count of the amount of times the kids have clicked on ads and been diverted off what they were doing. It is refreshing to see a company who don’t shove a ton of ads or in app purchases into their app, knowing that children are likely to click on them.
I also love that there is no subscription need and no sign up requirement – just set it up and go. It is also fantastic that you don’t need to be connected to the internet to play the game – this means that Jack can play it when we are on long road trips without internet or even on the plane next week when we head off on holiday.
Jack has hardly been off the game since we downloaded it. He loves it. What I love about that is that he doesn’t even necessarily realise he is learning, even though he is super passionate about science. He is often telling me what he has been doing on the app and telling me little snippets about Marie Curie’s life. Marie Curie is a woman who has always interested me so I already knew quite a lot of what Jack was telling me but it is so heartening to see him learning about such an important woman and actually being interested in her.
He loves the funny little dances she does like the Floss and Best Mates (from Fortnite, I believe!) when you advance to the next level. Miriam Margolyes is the perfect voice actor for this game – there’s just something about her voice that keeps you interested.
I definitely believe that if you like your children to use educational apps then this needs to be one on your device. You might get your children interested in science or even make budding scientists more passionate about the subject. I’m definitely excited to see what KalamTech bring out next.