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App description: Join the rhythmic world of DRUMBEAT Quest as you battle to save your community from the darkness. Align your rhythm to the beat of your environment and use your drum to meet the challenges ahead. Will you become the new Sensei and rekindle the Beacons of Hope?

Test your coordination as you build your rhythm arsenal to battle monsters. Collect coins and noxious plants to upgrade your powers, or strengthen your community.

From Holyoake comes the worlds first rhythm-based adventure game for social and emotional learning that incorporates the latest neuroscience on rhythm and regulation. A musical game designed for young people that examines a wide range of social issues in a fun context.

DRUMBEAT Quest is for all young people, recommended for Year 5 and above. In one-on-one counselling applications, the game can be used with younger children. The facilitator adapts the level of questioning to the developmental understanding of the players. Some topics like drug use and violence can be skipped with younger children and replaced with substitute topics.

Issues explored in the game include:
Peer Pressure
Mental Health
Drug Use

Simple touch screen pads to drum on
Metronome to assist with rhythm timing
Simple dialogue to assist with early literacy
Design and name your own character
Enter a different world on each level to rekindle the beacon of hope and bring light back to your community
Team up with the guide to overcome adversity
Rescue and support those in need
Play as ten different characters
Novice and Master levels

About Holyoake:
Holyoake is a leading provider of drug and alcohol counselling and support services in Australia and the developer of the award winning DRUMBEAT (Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes and Thoughts) program. Holyoake is a non-profit organisation aiming to support individuals, families and communities facing social challenges. Holyoake is a leader in innovative, evidence based interventions for at risk populations and uses best practice to support its growing number of clients around the world.

Note: The game is a resource used for Holyoake's DRUMBEAT Quest program. The program includes the DRUMBEAT Quest facilitator manual and comprehensive training videos to assist education and health professionals utilise the game as an effective learning resource.

Language English

This has been optimised for recent iPads
It works on iPad2 upwards
This version requires IOS 5.1 or later
09-01-2016, 09:13 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,954
While I can definitely appreciate your support for the services mentioned, I can't help but think at that price point it's not gonna sell all that well. Especially around here! I think a video would help a great deal, though, to show game play at least!