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Breakthrough Ent. Thinks Big For Game

Breakthrough Entertainment’s digital media division has launched the online game Think Big Invention Machine on

Press Release from Breakthrough Entertainment

TORONTO (October 3, 2011) – Breakthrough Entertainment’s digital media division has launched the online game Think Big Invention Machine on

The Think Big Invention Machine is aimed at kids aged 6-9 years old and contains sixteen fun levels. Rich in interaction and based on solid science curricula, the game challenges kids to build and manipulate different objects and pathways in each level in order to solve a series of problems. The process of trying different things and testing to see what happens -- learning through experimentation and invention -- is a core part of the game.  Kids have to brainstorm, devise, try, adjust, and find the right balance to beat the laws of physics and build the perfect setup to get their object to the finish line. An animated version of Jason Jia—who is also the host of the television series – is the game’s host, providing instructions, encouragement and feedback at each turn.

“The Think Big Invention Machine empowers kids to learn about science while still having fun. It was designed to appeal to both the curious science student looking to test themselves and the more casual player who just wants to have fun” said Dorothy Vreeker, Director of Digital Media at Breakthrough.

“We are very excited to include the Thing Big Invention Machine in our slate of games. It’s the kind of  game that incites kids’ natural curiosity, challenging them to create and apply their ideas to problem solve in  fun and inventive ways” said Patricia Ellingson, Creative Head, Children’s Media at TVO.

Thing Big Invention Machine was developed by Emerging Playgrounds. It was produced with the generous support of the Shaw Rocket Fund’s Digital Media Stream and TVOKids.

About Breakthrough Entertainment:Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, family entertainment and children’s animation. As one of Canada’s largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters in over 200 territories. With a catalogue of over 2600 half-hours of programming, the company handles distribution as well as worldwide pre-sales, co-productions and third-party acquisitions. In addition to its dedicated program development, production and distribution divisions, Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks among one of the industry’s most respected producers of high quality digital entertainment including websites, and online, mobile, ITV and iphone games. About TVOntario -- http://www.tvo.orgTVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and supported by sponsors and thousands of donors.

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