Jumpstart Games, Inc.

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  • Knowledge Adventure, Inc. (from 1993-11-03 to 2014-09-12)

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Knowledge Adventure was co-founded in 1991 by Rick Gibson and brothers Bill and Larry Gross in California.

The company is a leader in developing, publishing and distributing award-winning, multimedia educational software for use in both schools and homes. The company is internationally renowned for its Math Blaster, Reading Blaster, and JumpStart Learning System brands.

During the late 1990s Knowledge Adventure was bought and sold several times. First it became part of CUC International Inc. in 1997 and became a division of the newly formed Cendant Software. The company was shuffled to Havas Interactive and then to Vivendi as a result of acquisitions. Finally ,in October 2004, Knowledge Holdings Inc., a group of private investors, managed to purchase Knowledge Adventure from Vivendi, returning it to privately-held status.

The company was later a subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., based in California.

In June 2023, the company announced its closure of all services unrelated to NeoPets, with all servers run by the company shutting down on 30 June 2023.

Credited on 115 Games from 1992 to 2022

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Zoo Guardians (2020 on Android, iPad, iPhone)
JumpStart Academy Preschool (2019 on iPhone, iPad, Android)
JumpStart Junior (2016 on iPhone, iPad)
JumpStart Magic and Mythies (2015 on iPhone, Android, iPad)
Math Blaster: Premium (2015 on iPad)
Ghoul Catchers (2015 on iPad, Android, iPhone)
NFL Rush GameDay Heroes (2015 on iPhone, iPad, Android)
School of Dragons (2014 on Macintosh, Windows)
NFL Rush Heroes & Rivals (2014 on iPad, Android, Windows Apps...)
JumpStart Blast-Off: Early Reading (2014 on iPhone, iPad)
JumpStart Blast-Off: Math (2014 on iPhone, iPad)
Math Blaster: HyperBlast 2 HD (2012 on iPhone, iPad)
Math Blaster: B-Force Blaster (2011 on iPhone, iPad)
Math Blaster: Space Zapper (2011 on iPad, iPhone)
JumpStart: Deep Sea Escape (2011 on Nintendo DS)
Math Blaster: HyperBlast (2010 on iPad, iPhone)
JumpStart Punk Punk Blitz (2010 on iPad, iPhone)
Zenses: Zen Garden (2010 on Nintendo DS)
JumpStart Get Moving Family Fitness (2010 on Wii)
JumpStart: Escape from Adventure Island (2009 on Wii)

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History +

December 20th, 1998

Cendant Software announces intentions to sell its video game and consumer software business (including Knowledge Adventure) to French publisher Havas Interactive SA

March 16th, 1998

Knowledge Adventure, a Cendant Software company, acquires Roger Wagner Publishing, Inc. and adds it to their school division.

December 2nd, 1997

Cendant Software is formed as a result of the merger of CUC and HFS Incorporated. Knowledge Adventure becomes a company of Cendant Software.

February 3rd, 1997

company acquisition by CUC International Inc. is finalized and becomes part of CUC Software Inc. along with Sierra On-Line, Davidson & Associates, Blizzard Entertainment, and Gryphon Software. Davidson & Associates and Gryphon are then absorbed into Knowledge Adventure.

1991

company founded

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Trivia +

Company location and contact information (2011):

Knowledge Adventure, Inc.

2377 Crenshaw Boulevard

Suite 302

Torrance, CA 90501

United States

Phone: 310-533-3400

Fax: 310-533-3700

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