The Brain Chase app is an app developed by a husband-wife team in response to their concern that their kids could get too mentally and intellectually idle during the lazy summer months. The app is set up as a treasure hunt adventure story, with new clues and chapters revealed to reward players’ academic progress.
The app offers instructional content in reading, writing and math. As students log their progress, Brain Chase offers clues and opportunities to guess the location of an actual $10,000 treasure buried under a rose bush in an undisclosed location.
The animated story-line is headlined by a character named Mae Merriweather, who is something of an Indiana-Jones-meets-Nancy-Drew personality who is on a quest for a treasure called ‘The Globe of Magellan’.
The Brain Chase app is unquestionably an innovative and smart idea; now its main challenge will lie in convincing parents that its instructional component is worth $199, and convincing kids that its animated story is worth the studying part.