STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Ten million US kids will get a new option for fighting back against attention deficit hyperactivity disorder challenges (ADHD) on February 28. This is the date when AdapTac Games launches a community of funders on IndieGoGo to raise $45,000 to complete the final third of the only mobile game engineered to boost attention and planning in teens with ADHD.
CEO and Founder, Candice M. Hughes, PhD, MBA, neuroscientist, mom and serial entrepreneur struggled to find ways to help her family cope with ADHD. Shockingly, she discovered that while medications are available for the condition, up to 64% of kids with ADHD either discontinued or would not take them due to high cost, side effects and other concerns. (AdapTac does not endorse changing medications without consulting a physician.) After surveying other families living with ADHD and finding that all wanted a different solution, she developed her own non-medical solution by founding AdapTac Games, which has already completed nearly half of the first educational game to improve attention and planning through skills training in teens with ADHD. The funding campaign will enable the firm to complete the remaining portion of the game as well as to improve the graphics and gameplay on the initial portion of the game.
This action/strategy single player racing game is based on standard executive skills function and behavioral therapy strategies built into an entertaining educational game in an approach the firm calls, “Train It to Win ItTM“. In the game, players study specs on available car parts and characters, plan which parts and characters to select, compete for car parts, build and race their car (players control acceleration and braking). Players compete against 3 computer-generated teams while sticking to their time limit and avoiding distractors like the Trickster. Skill in key areas like attention and strategy is shown on the dashboard, which displays both per game scores and overall averages so players can see how they are improving.
AdapTac Games takes pride in working with women programmers through a collaboration with Mount Holyoke College, Dr. Hughes’ alma mater. The firm is also proud to be part of the growing games for good movement, which encourages social improvement through games. In 2013, AdapTac Games was named a 2013 Tech Company to Watch by Connecticut Innovations and Dr. Hughes is a Women of Innovation Entrepreneur finalist.
Those interested in ADHD or games for good can support our mission and join our community on February 28 via AdapTac’s IndieGoGo campaign by logging onto: http://igg.me/at/adaptacgames. For more information and campaign updates visit AdapTac’s website (http://adaptacgames), which includes a developer blog, or Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/adaptacgames).
Media Contact: Candice Hughes, AdapTac Games LLC, 203-656-3045, firstname.lastname@example.org
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