WildWorks Wins Second Kidscreen Award for “Best Game App – Original”
Salt Lake City, UT – Hit mobile kids game Animal Jam – Play Wild secured the “Best Game App – Original” trophy for developer WildWorks at the 2019 Kidscreen Awards in Miami, FL on February 12, 2019. WildWorks CEO Clark Stacey accepted the award on behalf of the development team. This is the second consecutive year that Animal Jam – Play Wild has been recognized with this prestigious award.
The annual Kidscreen Awards ceremony honors the best work in children’s television and digital media, and nominees in the 2019 Programming, Broadcasting, and Digital categories were judged by a panel of 10 distinguished professionals in the fields of children’s television, education, and digital media.
Animal Jam - Play Wild is an online digital playground for kids who love animals, exploration, and adventure. Education and wildlife conservation are core components of the Animal Jam brand, and all players can access a vast, free library of educational animal ebooks, videos, and games designed to nurture children’s curiosity about science and the natural world. In the fall of 2018, the Animal Jam franchise passed the 100 million registered users mark, establishing it as the #1 online community for kids.
Today’s social media platforms aren’t built for safe social play among kids under 13, so Animal Jam provides a safe destination for children to discover the online world and connect with friends in a controlled, positive environment. With a combination of best-in-class chat filtering and a team of professional moderators supervising the game in six languages, our protection of kids’ anonymity and privacy is designed to give parents confidence that the virtual world of Jamaa is a safe place for a child to play with friends on the Internet.
There are no ads in the Animal Jam – Play Wild app. The game is entirely free to play without restrictions on play time or core features. In-app purchases are offered for digital currency, but the game is monetized primarily through monthly subscriptions that give players access to premium content and features. Parents can subscribe to either the web-based game at AnimalJam.com or the mobile app, and get full Member access to both versions for the price of one.
WildWorks is sincerely honored to have received this award two years in a row, and we are committed to serving our community of kids with safe online gameplay and entertainment with substance for years to come.