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‘90s computer game Zoombinis to return this summer

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Carmen San Diego, I’mma let you finish, but the Zoombinis were one of the best early ‘90s educational PC games of all time.

For years, the spherical blue creatures of my childhood have remained in the back of my memory, waiting to be revived for a new generation. And the time is now at hand: The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis will make a return this summer.

Almost 20 years after the original game debuted in 1996, a new Zoombinis will launch on iPad and Android tablets on Aug. 6, following a successful Kickstarter that raised over $100,000 in just a few days earlier this spring.

The new game will feature math and logic puzzles—including pizza-building, bridge-crossing, and tree stump-appeasing—much like its popular ‘90s predecessor.

The production is recreated by TERC (who originally developed the first title) as well as FableVision and The Learning Games Network. The first Zoombinis spawned two sequels in 2001 and 2002, but the praises of the franchise remained largely unsung during the title’s lifespan.