An educational video game that rewards creativity and encourages imagination? If you're a bit skeptical, I understand; but this amazing design-it-yourself game does just that. The core of the game is a 13x13 gridded board, 8 colored blocks, and the Bloxels Builder app. Each block represents a different in-game object: Green = Ground, Blue = Water, Red = Hazards, Yellow = Coins, Purple = Enemies, Pink = Power-ups, Orange = Explosives, and White = Text. Arrange these blocks on the board, snap a picture, and edit it through the app. Using this simple method, kids can create artwork for their game, individual levels, and whole video games! Once kids get used to the concept, everything can be created solely through the digital application, short-cutting the design process. When a video game is finished, the app can be put online and shared with the world through the Bloxels arcade. Don't let the idea worry you; when it comes to screen time, this is one of the most creative ways kids can spend it. Please note that a well-lit, high-contrasted surface is vital to taking pictures with the Bloxels app
Build your own video games with Bloxels®! The innovative video game creation platform makes concepting and execution easy. Watch your game world come to life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and objects because you are the artist, game designer, storyteller, programmer, publisher AND player! The physical pieces in the Bloxels® game set work with the free Bloxels® Builder app to digitize your creations, put them on-screen and make them playable. Just download the FREE Bloxels® Builder app to your smart device (not included) to get started. Then use the 13 x 13 Gameboard and colored blocks to design a room, create the art for game elements and bring your heroes and villains to life. When creating game rooms, each color in your design represents a different element, like terrain, water or a hazard. When working on art, the blocks represent the pixelated image. There are eight different colors and 320 blocks for lots of endless possibilities. Once you have finished adding blocks, snap a picture with the "in-app camera" to digitize your creation. Go from blocks to "bloxels" instantly! On-screen test your game, edit layouts and change the colors of your art assets. The process of building the game is easy to follow, with instructions and tutorials to help beginners. From creating the map of your game to animating your characters to adding power-ups to full-on playing, you make the decisions and produce the work. When your game is ready for the world to play, post it to the Bloxels® Infinity Wall to share. Fellow 13-bit builders can play your game and buy your creations to use in their own games, earning you coins. Coins you earn can be used to buy content from other players to remix within your game in new and creative ways. How will your game evolve? How will it start? What story will you tell? Get ready to get in the game -- video game development -- with Bloxels®. Includes Gameboard, 320 blocks, challenge poster and instruction manual; the Bloxels® Builder app is downloadable for free.