futureU - The Prep Game for SAT (powered by KAPLAN)
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Product Information


Introducing a painless new way to prep for the SAT. Sharpen your critical thinking skills, build relevant knowledge and reduce test anxiety with a collection of games that feature curriculum from Kaplan, the leader in SAT Prep. Study on your own time and for however long you like. There’s no easier – or more fun – way to become a better problem-solver, boost your confidence and up your SAT score!

No pressure. No deadlines. Just a whole lot of fun!


Product Highlights


Aspyr Media, in collaboration with Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions introduce futureU - an SAT prep video game for PC and Mac. futureU.  It represents a new medium for supplemental SAT prep, adapting test preparation material into a collection of fun interactive games.

futureU consists of six distinctive innovative mini-games that are divided into three main categories – Math, Reading and Writing. Designed as a complement to traditional SAT study methods, the game is grounded in Kaplan curriculum and features hundreds of questions and track-able player progress. In addition, players can engage in a section called “Test Skills” that teach the vital test-taking and time management skills necessary for taking the big exam.


Educational Features

futureU incorporates a wealth of in-game content that challenges and sharpens skills including:

  • Reading
    Focuses on refining players’ reading skills, vocabulary, main idea identification, themes and arguments, technique, and recognizing word meanings based on context.

  • Writing
    Concentrates on improving players’ writing skills by covering topics such as passive voice, run-on sentences, misplaced modifiers, parallelism, conjunctions, fragments, coordination and subordination, pronouns, subject-verb agreement, tenses, adverbs and adjectives, gerunds, idioms, wrong words, and double negatives.

  • Math
    Enable players to practice critical math areas such as algebra, geometry, data, statistics, probability, polynomials, and sequences.


Product Features

  • Get the inside track on tackling the big test with curriculum from Kaplan, the SAT prep experts.
  • Improve core knowledge of the test material through fun games – no memorization necessary.
  • Track your progress and identify areas that need more practice.
  • Strengthen test-taking skills that will help you on the SAT, in your college experience and in life.





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Windows Requirements

  • English versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista Only (This product does not support Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT or XP x64/Vista x64.)
  • Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 2800+ processor
  • 512 GB of RAM for Windows XP, 1 GB of RAM for Windows Vista
  • 1 GB Hard Disk space + 500 MB Swap File
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
  • Video Card: 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required – 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 128 MB with latest drivers
  • Video Card (ATI): Radeon 9550
  • Video Card (Nvidia): Geforce 5200
  • 6X DVD-ROM drive
  • Windows XP/Vista compatible mouse and keyboard with latest drivers

NOTICE: Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by futureU. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX compatibility.

Supported Chipsets:

  • ATI RADEON 9550
  • ATI RADEON 9700
  • ATI RADEON 9800
  • ATI RADEON X300
  • ATI RADEON X600
  • ATI RADEON X800
  • ATI RADEON X1600
  • ATI RADEON X1800
  • ATI RADEON X1900
  • ATI RADEON HD 2400
  • ATI RADEON HD 2600
  • ATI RADEON HD 3850
  • ATI RADEON HD 3870
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 5200
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 5600
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 5700
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 5900
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 6200
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 6600
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 6800
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 7300
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 7800
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 7900
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 8400
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 8500
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 9600

Macintosh Requirements

  • English versions of 10.4.11 (Tiger); 10.5.4 (Leopard)  (This product does not support 10.3.9)
  • PowerPC G4; G5; or Intel 1 GHz processor
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 1 GB Hard Disk space+ 500 MB Swap File
  • Video Card (ATI): Radeon 9600
  • Video Card (Nvidia): Geforce 5200
  • Media Required: DVD-ROM drive
  • Macintosh mouse and keyboard

Supported Chipsets

  • ATI RADEON 9600
  • ATI RADEON 9700
  • ATI RADEON 9800
  • ATI RADEON X600
  • ATI RADEON X800
  • ATI RADEON X1600
  • ATI RADEON X1900
  • ATI RADEON HD 2400
  • ATI RADEON HD 2600
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 5200
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 6600
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 6800
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 7300
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 7800
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800
Reviewed by 1 customers
[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]
1 star(s) Horrible! - PLEASE do not waste your $$!

By apophisasteroid from Charleston, WV on 2/1/2010

Primary Use: Personal
Cons: Hard To Install or Upgrade, Hard To Navigate, Crashes or Freezes, Not Much Information
Describe Yourself: Quality Oriented

As in all Kaplan products, this one is a true piece of trash

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  • UPC: 618870118086 
  • Mfr's Part #: 11808 

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