We showed Nommons: Math Universe at Meltdown Comics at a Halloween event for families. A bunch of kids dropped by to help Nibblee rescue his friends. All of them left with a smile and a Tootsie pop. The parents we talked to were just as happy since Nommons: Math Universe was encouraging their children to practice math.
One of the kids playing Nommons: Math Universe was around five or six years old. In the beginning, she struggled with double digit addition, but we and her parents watched as she improved with each play. We were all pleasantly surprised how quickly she went from asking her dad for help to solving problems on her own. I wrote down this feedback and used it to further adjust how the game adapts math question difficulty levels.
The best compliment we got during the event was a mom had to pull her kid away from Nommons: Math Universe – a math training edugame – to browse comics. Mission accomplished.