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'CSI' creator targets children with new tablet 'gamified narrative'
'CSI' creator targets children with new tablet 'gamified narrative'

“CSI” creator Anthony Zuiker is mixing gaming into his new animated online video series, hoping that’ll help keep a grip on children’s short attention spans. Zuiker calls his approach “The gamified narrative.” Launched Monday on Fuhu tablets’ new subscription service, the “Mysterypolis” series requires viewers to play mini-games a handful of times during a seven- to nine-minute episode: hunting for a time capsule, for instance, or unlocking a keypad. The story itself revolves around Jordy, 13, who with the help of his friends, pet dog Kloo and a tablet, tries to save his hometown from “a major threat.” Many video games...

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