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Role-Playing Game “High School Story” Wants To Make SAT Prep Fun

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“SAT test preparation” is a phrase guaranteed to evoke a mixture of horror, anxiety, and boredom in even the most diligent high school student. Mobile game developer Pixelberry Studios, however, believes it can make test prep entertaining by incorporating SAT vocabulary into the latest version of its role-playing game “High School Story.”

The socially conscious startup, which tackled cyberbullying and eating disorders in previous versions of the game, also hopes “High School Story” will help players learn how to cope with the stress of studying for major college entrance exams.

For Pixelberry Studios, the latest version of “High School Story,” which is available for iOS and Android, represents more than just an update. The test preparation features, called Extra Credit, took eight months to develop and include 31 challenges and minigames, with 12 more planned by the end of this month.

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