Trip Hawkins' educational gaming company If You Can on Thursday released an expansion of its
This year Hawkins, formerly the founder and chief executive of games giant
The game will eventually enable children to move through a series of chapters, and on Thursday If You Can released the second chapter of the game. In addition, the game now has a dashboard for parents to monitor their childrens' progress and to help them reinforce lessons in the real world.
The game is free to download for the iPad and iPhone, and it can also be played on a Mac or PC. The first chapter is free to play. After that, the games requires a $5-a-month subscription.
The educational gaming market has gotten a lot of hype in recent years, as numerous developers have sought to use games to deliver various educational experiences. However, no one has yet broken out big in that market.
Hawkins is hoping to change that with his new company, and he's got some impressive investors convinced he can do just that.
This year, Hawkins raised $6.5 million from venture firms Greylock Partners and Almaz Capital. Hawkins had previously raised $2.8 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund and Maveron.