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Here at Studio POWWOW we are seeing a growing trend in kids’ apps that are becoming more about ‘Play’ rather than educational apps or “edutainment”. Many developers are now referring to their apps as ‘toys’ rather than games. We can see how many developers are taking the concepts of how children play with non digital toys such as Lego and dolls and converting this to a digital experience for children. With these apps, there are no goals, just toys to play with.
Toca Boca makes digital toys for kids on iOS devices. They believe that playing and fun are the best way to learn about the world. They aim to make apps that stimulate the imagination by letting kids create their own way to play with their apps.
Toca Boca apps also aim to address the emotional needs of children. They create a wider … Read More »
We have been really busy this past week here at Studio POWWOW. We had the opportunity to set up a stand to demo our game, The World of ShipAntics to the public and other game developers at Games Ireland Gathering (GIG2013) and Gaming Reimagined in the Aviva Stadium Dublin last Thurday and Windmill Lane on Friday.
We met a lot of great people who gave us some invaluable feedback on the game (Thank you if you came over to play our game by the way!).
Here are a few pictures of other developers and students playing our game. The Full Album that includes all of the pictures is available Here on our Facebook Page.
When we had time we also went around to the other developers that were showcasing their games. Pictured below are two other great Irish Game developers; Glass Robot Studios, … Read More »
Eoghan, Stephen and Richard showcasing ShipAntics at NDRC LiftOff 6
Our 3 month accelerator program at NDRC LaunchPad came to an end yesterday with the Lift Off Investor Day. Richard gave a fantastic pitch for our multi-platform entertainment experience The World of ShipAntics and did the POWWOW team proud. A big congratulations to the winners of Lift Off and all the teams involved!
1st place to Conker; 2nd place to Tempity; 3rd place to Balls.ie; and special award to Prowlster.