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Pileated Pictures Delivers Third Online Game for Get Ready To Read Site

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts-based Pileated Pictures announced the release of GUS AND INKYS UNDERWATER ADVENTURES- CHAPTER 3 WILD WORD ROUND UP, the latest in a series of free, online e-learning games and animations, based on a character from the award winning PBS show, BETWEEN THE LIONS. The series of educational activities developed for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Get Ready to Read! program is aimed at fostering early literacy skills among preschool children. The games can be found at

Pileated Pictures writers Michael Levine and Jeffrey Yerkes once again co-wrote the script with Emmy-Award winning writers Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles, co-creators and exec producers of BETWEEN THE LIONS, and the creative team from NCLD.

It was a pleasure to once again work with Pileated Pictures, said Cerf. With these games, Pileated Pictures continues to be a leader in fostering early literacy skills in the interactive space. These games should not be missed!

The Flash games feature Gus the Bunny, who struggles with reading and language. The setting is the Lone Starfish Dude Ranch, to which Gus has accepted an invitation from his friend, Inky the Octopus. Ultimately, with the help of visitors, and Inkys guidance and encouragement, Gus learns core skills through a series of Rodeo-themed word building games.

"Pileated Pictures has once again done an incredible job bringing to life the characters children know and love. The first game tripled the traffic to our site when it launched," said Amber Eden, assistant director, online communications, at NCLD and project creative director. These e-learning games teach early literacy skills in an inviting, engaging fashion. The interactivity simply makes education more fun."

Pileated Pictures, LLC is an interactive entertainment studio creating videogames, immersive Websites, character animation and stories. The firm develops customized solutions for clients, including online and PC games, trading cards, music videos, e-cards and Websites. For more information, visit

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