Who Is Dig-It! Games

An education and entertainment game development company

Dig-It! Games is not your typical game studio. We are a mission-based company with the goal of having a positive impact on education.  By harnessing the power of game-based learning, we believe we can enhance education through promoting critical thinking, independent learning, and the joy of intellectual discovery.  Therefore, our games incorporate age-appropriate content in math, science, social studies and language arts into fun and interactive learning experiences.

Recently, we began releasing entertainment games on mobile platforms. Our new mobile games have been influenced from our history with educational games. By borrowing settings from history and using principles of critical thinking, we make compelling experiences.

Through our seamless blend of fun and learning, we seek to inspire kids to think differently about games and education.

Head over to our blog for news about our games, resources for teachers, and more.

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Excavate! Rome screenshot

ExoTrex2 screenshot from STEM game

Our Educational Games

Social studies and STEM games for middle school students

Our award-winning games are tools that allow kids to think creatively and discover a love of learning.  With flexiblility and variety, they engage different learning styles, allow learners to proceed at their own pace and encourage players to explore topics that are meaningful to them.  Every game we produce includes authentic and accurate information that conforms to curriculum mandates and Standards of Learning. At Dig-It! Games, fun and learning go hand in hand.

Social studies teachers should check out our world history game series Excavate! Students become the archaeologists, uncovering artifacts and analyzing ancient civilizations.

For STEM learning, check out our space adventure game ExoTrex2. Tasked with finding a new home for humanity, students use of physics, chemistry, and planetary sciences to explore outer space.

See our full game catalog for even more educational games!

Our Commercial Games

Fun and casual mobile games for all ages

Our casual mobile games draw from our history in educational games to make satisfying, unique experiences. Soon, more casual titles are coming 2018. Immerse yourself in the history of the Silk Road, use language skills to guess words, or stretch your reasoning skills to solve puzzles.

Silk Road Match 3 is our most recent game! Join the adorable camel Matthias on a journey down the 6,000km Silk Road through four different empires. Collect different ingredients, bust away sand, match coins across cultures and build your reputation until you’re the most famous trader on the route. Learn more about the Chinese New Year event going on now! If you’re an iOS user, make sure to grab stickers to use in iMessage.

In Roterra, you must help Princess Angelica find her way back to her castle after her jealous uncle’s betrayal. But be warned! While it might seem benign, the mysterious world of Roterra prevents easy navigation. Use all your puzzle solving skills to guide Angelica home in this twisting, turning fairytale. The recently announced fairytale-style game will come out this summer 2018.

Find more by heading over to explore our full game catalog.

Silk Road Match 3 camel

Cast and logo for Roterra puzzling fairytale

 

Our Leadership

Suzi Wilczynski:  Founder/CEO/Game Designer
Stuart Claggett:  Chief Operating Officer

About Suzi

In 2005, Dig-It! Games founder Suzi Wilczynski began her quest to create fun, interactive learning experiences for middle school students.  As an educator and trained archaeologist, Suzi had used archaeology to bring history to life while calling upon a wide range of skills, including math, science, and language arts. 

To make these subjects relevant to 21st century kids, Suzi set out to create entertaining digital games that could be played at school or at home.  Her goal was to use games to engage children in a way beyond what they can experience from a textbook, film or lecture. 

After learning everything she could about game design and playing more games than she cares to admit, Suzi released Roman Town in January 2010 to critical acclaim from parents, educators and the education industry. Read Suzi’s thoughts about the benefits of games in the classroom here.

Other Contributors

Robert J. Sharer
Dig-It! Games was honored to have been able to work with Robert J. Sharer, one of the foremost experts on the Maya, during the development of Mayan Mysteries.  As an archaeologist and professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 30 years, Sharer oversaw excavations in Central America over five decades.  By the time he retired in 2009, Sharer had contributed to 25 books and more than 100 articles and chapters of industry publications. 

Michaela Manchego
Michaela was the winner of our first ever character design contest.  Michaela’s winning entry, Anna, is the newest addition to the Mayan Mysteries team.  We look forward to future events where we get to work with talented kids like Michaela and all the other amazing participants in our debut contest.

Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi
Dr. Oluseyi’s resume is long and impressive. He holds a masters and PhD in physics from Stanford. Also, he is an astrophysicist, cosmologist, inventor, educator, actor, and humanitarian. Finally, he hosts Outrageous Acts of Science on the Science Channel and is a Space Science Education Manager for NASA. We were thrilled to work with Dr. Oluseyi on our ExoTrex games as he helped with our content and provided the VO for Dr. Burke

Keep in Touch with Dig-It! Games

On our social media, we keep our followers updated about educational opportunities and new developments in studio. Follow us everywhere to make sure that you don’t miss anything from Dig-It! Games. If you use our games, feel free to share your experiences with them on your own social media and tag us so we can see what you’re doing with our educational and entertainment games!