A downloadable Smart toy/ game OCTOBO
"…..a smart way to combine tech with old-school storytelling, and the design really is incredibly cute." - TechCrunch
"This direct interaction (with OCTOBO)…..might have the greatest potential for a true emotional and empathetic experience." - Stanford University Game Design Thinking Research Group
"iPads are nice," one said, "but being able to physically play with and hug a stuffed animal, and have it react to your input is incredible." - ZAM
"It's truly incredible to see how today's technology can be intertwined with the childhood memories we remember from when we were young." - Now Loading
OCTOBO is a reactive plush octopus toy that comes with a storybook.
As parents and children read the book (OCTOBO's underwater adventure) together, they discover what OCTOBO wants, give him things they find in the book, interact with OCTOBO, and see him respond to them. He has a tablet display on his head and soft sensors throughout his body.
The team have always had a strong attachment to tangible, physical products, and we feel sad seeing kids become attached to digital screens and no longer spending as much time playing with physical objects. So we set our goal to develop a game that has a tangible interface and a seamless hybrid of physical and digital gameplay -- which can also enhance a social experience around the game.
•An emotional impactful story.
•A children's toy that seamlessly combines the digital and physical world.
•A toy that uses smart sensors to create exciting and unexpected reading experiences.
We need help!
Team OCTOBO will appreciate some donations from you. We are currently trying hard to figure out ways to mass produce OCTOBO. We wish we can make it available to everyone who love OCTOBO soon! But manufacture a physical product is hard and requires a lot of capital up front. If you love OCTOBO, please support us! Any amount is appreciated, and you will receive a supporter discount once we release OCTOBO!
You can also sign up for our mailing list on OCTOBO's site (http://playoctobo.com/), and give us a like on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OCTOBO/). We will keep you updated with our development process. :)
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