Today Frima Studio visits NYC to kick-off the Frimarathon, a month long flurry of game releases with a little something for everybody. The culmination of more than a year of effort by Frima’s original IP team, the Frimarathon will showcase five titles across multiple platforms set to be released in the next five weeks. Read the rest of this entry »
Toronto’s Fast Hatch Apps has released a new mobile app that can help kids develop early spatial skills while having fun.The app is called Car Puzzles for Kids, and features beautifully illustrated machines like cars, trucks, planes, cranes, and more. These vehicles are broken up into pieces, and it’s up to the child to put them back together. Read the rest of this entry »
RBC is the first Canadian financial institution to launch an iPad application to help families teach children the value of money. Learning Money with Leo, a free iPad app that is available to all Canadians, offers an entertaining and interactive way for children to learn how to earn money, save for something they want and spend wisely. Read the rest of this entry »
Cackleberries Entertainment, a studio we first told you about in 2009, is set for official launch. Eight years in the making, Cackleberries is the vision of Coquitlam, BC mom Eronne Foster, who wanted to build a virtual world around teaching kindness, empathy, honesty and loyalty – along with a few school subjects. In a recent interview with Tri-City News, Eronne outlined what has been developing inside the New Westminster studio’s walls. Read the rest of this entry »
Toto Publishing Studios, a children’s app development company based in Richmond, has announced Candy Toy Phone 1.0, the improved version of their popular educational App for the children. This app can be used by all iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users. The new version of the app named Minifono Candy Toy Phone is now available in the App Store for iOS mobile devices. This improved version has as many as three toy phones in one, with a free version that offers one phone. Read the rest of this entry »
Streaming Colour Studios proudly introduces Baby’s Musical Hands for iPad (99 cents Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later), featuring 15 brightly coloured squares that your baby can touch. Red squares make drum sounds, yellow squares play piano notes, and blue squares play guitar notes. Every time your baby touches the screen, colorful stars will burst from their fingers. Watch them delight in the audio and visual feedback!
“As a game designer and developer, I love my iPad. But as a new father, I realized how much my son loves it too. I decided I could put my experience developing for iPad to use, and build an app for my son to play with, and Baby’s Musical Hands was born!” says creator Owen Goss, founder of Streaming Colour Studios.
* Baby’s Musical Hands supports full multi-touch, meaning your baby gets the kind of feedback they expect when touching the screen.
* Baby’s Musical Hands respects the iPad’s mute switch and volume buttons, if you want your baby to enjoy a visual feast without the sounds.
Always one to encourage early adoption, here is a video of Trainyard creator Matt Rix’s son Toren testing out the technology:
Loud Crow Interactive Inc has released Sandra Boynton’s Blue Hat, Green Hat 1.0, the third title in their collaboration with Boynton Moo Media. Available now as a universal app on the iTunes Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch (regularly $3.99 USD, it’s on sale for $1.99), Blue Hat, Green Hat is a wry and light-hearted adventure in which children guide three earnest animals and one misguided turkey through various activities involving clothing and colors. The app offers narration by famed British Invasion rocker Billy J Kramer, the wonderful narrator of the bestselling Boynton app, The Going to Bed Book.
“I have a particular fondness for Blue Hat, Green Hat,” says Sandra Boynton. “At age three, my son Devin had a surprisingly hearty laugh for a small person – a laugh that would make everyone else laugh. I created this book long ago just to elicit that belly-laugh from him.”
Originally published in 1982, Blue Hat, Green Hat is one of Boynton’s all time bestselling titles, having sold over four million copies. Working closely with Loud Crow, Boynton designed the interactive concepts, wrote and produced the soundtrack with Michael Ford, and digitally recreated the original illustrations with new animations to ensure this interactive re-imagination delights fans while keeping true to the spirit of her widely-loved board book. Loud Crow then carefully worked its widely-praised technical magic to fully realize and enhance her interactive concepts.
“It was great fun to re-invent Blue Hat, Green Hat as an interactive e-book app,” says Boynton, “collaborating again with my endlessly clever Loud Crow friends. The digital dimension gave us so many terrific opportunities for adding theatrical flair to this spare yet decidedly Vaudeville book.”
Blue Hat, Green Hat is compatible with Phone, iPod touch and iPad devices running iOS 3.2 or later.