Video game publisher Square Enix has announced that it is working with developer Barnstorm Games and the official Mensa organization to launch a new title called Mensa Academy, to be delivered on July 27 in Europe on the Nintendo Wii, the 3DS handheld, the PC and a number of smartphones.
The brain training title will also be launched on Android and iOS devices and on the home consoles of Microsoft and Sony at some point during the future.
The game consists of a number of mini-games and challenges that are described as both fun and stimulating, with all the questions getting official approval from Mensa and some of the smartest people in the world.
The organization seeks to bring together those people who have an IQ in the top two percent of the population and anyone who wants to try and get in needs to find an official center and take the test.
Mensa Academy will include Play, Test and Coach modes and there are more than 100 questions to try and answer in five different disciplines: Numeracy, Language, Logic, Memory, and Visual.
Roger Cheung, who is the head of acquisitions at Square Enix Europe
, says, “Mensa Academy is the most credible game of its kind to date from the definitive experts in the field of measuring and fostering intelligence.
The power of the mind is fascinating, the real challenge is how to best maximise its potential. Mensa Academy tangibly tackles this in a user-friendly way, whilst providing hours of entertainment.”
John Stevenage, the chief executive at the British Mensa organization, added, “It’s fantastic to be working with Barnstorm Games and Square Enix to bring Mensa Academy to the market. Not only does the game encourage brain training and challenge the mind it is a great deal of fun for all age groups.”