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Lauer Learning Exhibits New FF56! Interactive Graphic Novel at Sziget Festival in Budapest
New educational tool about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution receives kudos at Central Europe's largest week-long music and cultural festival

Budapest, Hungary - August 21, 2006 - Lauer Learning, known for developing multimedia educational products that teach children foreign languages, cultures and historic events, joined the famous House of Terror Museum at the 2006 Sziget Festival -- presenting information on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and demonstrating educational tools about the historical event. The exhibit received over 200 visitors a day at the seven-day international event.
Sziget (sih-huht), the largest, week-long annual music and cultural festival in Central Europe, takes place on Halogari Island in Northern Budapest. Over 300,000 visitors attended the festival, which is known for its music and exhibitions, galleries, theatre and discussions that convey 'freedom and peace'.
“Being a part of this year's Sziget Festival along with the Budapest House of Terror Museum Exhibit was a remarkable experience,” said Andrea Lauer, founder and chief executive officer of Lauer Learning. “Not only did we receive positive feedback on our new educational computer game, FF56!; we were able to better understand the impact of our products on learning.”
Lauer Learning, headquartered in Roswell, Ga, develops multimedia products that teach children about foreign languages, cultures and historic events by combining traditional educational methods with new technology, game play and compelling stories. The company's objective is to create unique and engaging learning experiences to allow children to 'learn by playing'.
FF56! is an interactive graphic novel that mixes rich, historically accurate narrative with first person gaming. This game, about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, allows teens to travel back in time and experience the historic event firsthand. It has been released to help commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Revolution on October 23, 2006.
“We demonstrated FF56! at the Sziget Festival and found that kids that know about the event were enthusiastic about the game and those who didn't know about the Freedom Fighters Revolution were immediately captivated,” Lauer Rice said. “It is the best history book you will every play.”

According to Lauer Rice the exhibit included a large screen that played films about the Revolution, a quiz for people to test their knowledge about the events of 1956, and an area where interviews took place with Hungarian students about 1956, to learn the depth of their knowledge and interest.
House of Terror is a museum in Budapest, Hungary dedicated to preserving the memory of two terror regimes of the 20th century -- fascism and communism. It is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes and aims to present a picture of what life was like for Hungarians in those times.


Lauer Learning is a multimedia educational company that creates interactive products to teach children foreign languages, cultures and historic events through experiential learning. Two Hungarian products, the first cluster of a series of 'learning by playing' modules, will be launched in 2006 - FF56! a bilingual, historically-accurate, educational computer game for teens about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and “Kis Majom” or “Little Monkey”, a Language Learning Packet consisting of DVDs, books and flashcards, to help parents raise their toddlers bilingually. The “FF'56” computer game demo is available at www.FreedomFighter56.com and will be available in its entirely early fall 2006. “Little Monkey” will be released in time for Christmas 2006. In addition “56 Stories”, a collection of personal testimonials collected through the FreedomFighter56.com website, will be published and on the market in September 2006. All products will be available for purchase through the www.LauerLearning.com website.

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