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West Valley City — Dig-It! Games, an independent developer of interactive educational games has unveiled its newest Mayan Mysteries game character, “Anna,” which was designed by Utah ninth grade student Michaela M. The design was submitted as an entry in Dig-It! Games’ character drawing contest. Students were invited to create a new character to join the Mayan Mysteries team on their newest adventures, coming Spring 2014.
Michaela, a student at Monticello Academy in West Valley City, beat out submissions from students across the country, including seven of her own classmates. Her drawing and character description for Anna, a 23-year-old archaeologist, earned more than 700 total votes by the public on Facebook. Michaela will receive an adapted version of her character drawing, along with a 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and a free single user online license of the new game.
“The public made an excellent choice in selecting Michaela’s illustration,” said Suzi Wilczynski, president and founder of Dig-It! Games. “We are very excited to reflect her hard work and thoughtful character description with a creative portrayal of Anna in Mayan Mysteries.”
Michaela entered the character drawing contest at the recommendation of Art Teacher Jordan Reasor. For Reasor’s support of her students, Dig-It! Games donated a Mayan Mysteries Classroom Edition license to Monticello Academy, which enables up to 30 students to access and play game.