In the Footsteps of History Announces In the Footsteps of Matthew Henson

New York City, NY (April 3, 2024) – In the Footsteps of History, an adventure-based education company is proud to announce the release of its newest immersive learning game, In the Footsteps of Matthew Henson, which was made in partnership with 3D simulation learning pioneers UltiSim Inc. 

This learning module illuminates the remarkable journey of Matthew Henson, an African American explorer who achieved a monumental feat in the early 20th century by becoming the first person to reach the North Pole. Despite this groundbreaking accomplishment, Henson’s name is often overshadowed by that of his better-known companion, Admiral Robert Peary.

 “My family and I are so proud to see my great-grandfather’s legacy being carried forward in this way”, said Aviaq Henson. “It’s truly inspiring to see how his adventures and discoveries are being shared with the younger generation. It’s such a good reminder of the importance of passing down these untold stories.”

“This immersive game takes inspiration from Henson’s historic expedition to the top of the world, allowing players to embark on a thrilling journey through the Arctic wilderness, engaging with the northernmost Inuit community of Greenland, who played an important role in the expedition,” said CEO of In the Footsteps of History, Denis Belliveau, renowned educator, and Emmy nominated filmmaker, Explorers Club member, and the writer, and director of the game.

In the Footsteps of History’s immersive Journeys, presented by world-famous explorers, fill a much-needed role in an often challenging subject to teach. The program’s unique mix of documentary-quality videos and cutting-edge, web-based 3D games and simulations provide a valuable teaching tool for building knowledge, expanding worldviews, and fostering respect for other cultures.

“UltiSim is thrilled to have co-designed, produced, developed and funded the ‘In the Footsteps of Matthew Henson’ simulation,” said Richard Boyd, CEO of UltiSim. “Together with our brilliant partners at Funix in Torino, Italy, our creative team has crafted an unparalleled adventure that captivates students through the QuestSim platform. This innovative system delivers immersive first-person, 3D gaming experiences directly on classroom Chromebooks, with no installation required. It’s easy for schools to acquire and for educators to weave into their curriculum. Best of all, it’s a hit with students, enhancing their learning speed and memory retention in a way they absolutely love.”


About In the Footsteps of History
In the Footsteps of History is a tech-forward social studies enrichment program based on journeys of discovery, comprising 3D gaming, activities, and optional VR delivered through beautifully crafted modules that enrich any World History, Global Studies, Economics, Geography, or Ancient History curriculum. Chosen by Edtech Digest (from over 500 companies at the ISTE conference) In the Footsteps of History has been described as the ‘Future of Learning”. For more on its multimedia, standards-aligned lesson plans that spark meaningful discussions in the classroom with measurable outcomes, and to request your FREE trial visit

About UltiSim
The QuestSim platform is proudly created by UltiSim, a company powered by a unique combination of leading-edge gaming technology, simulation learning, and artificial intelligence expertise. Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, UltiSim was founded by pioneers in computer gaming, building fully immersive 3D simulation experiences that solve real-world problems. In addition to the QuestSim adventure learning simulation platform, UltiSim creates new opportunities for businesses through AI-powered simulations for immersive training, collaboration, and customer insight. Learn more by visiting or contacting Brian Moynihan, UltiSim’s VP of Marketing at

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