March 12, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Vilnius, Lithuania - Pepi Play today is pleased to introduce Pepi Bath 1.0 for iOS, their new, interactive game for kids 2 - 8 that allows parents and children to guide Pepi through the various steps of 4 different essentials of personal hygiene: taking a bath, using the toilet, washing clothes, and using the bathroom sink. At the start of the game children can make Pepi a young girl or a young boy, depending on their gender. Kids can judge from Pepi's animated reactions and voice, whether or not they are performing each step correctly. The game is a non-threatening, entertaining context in which to discuss cleanliness and bathroom etiquette.
Viewing Pepi standing at the bathroom sink, there are five items nearby on the countertop: a bar of soap, nail scissors, a comb, a box of tissues, and a toothbrush. Kids are free to explore the interactive environment, and there is nothing to win or lose. Touching the bar of soap in the soapdish tilts it upward ready for grasping. At the same time, Pepi's hands, which are covered with dirt, reach forward. Players can drag the soap to Pepi's hands, but nothing happens until they get plenty of soap on each hand, removing all the dirt. Next, kids must turn on the faucet, allow Pepi to rinse his/her hands clean, and then turn off the water.
Players may not correctly drag the soap to Pepi's hands, and he/she will frown, close his/her eyes and say "No." To complete the game, kids must clip each of Pepi's fingernails, comb Pepi's hair until it is neat, use the tissue to allow Pepi to blow his/her nose, and use the toothbrush to clean and whiten Pepi's teeth. After each activity is successfully completed, Pepi smiles. Throughout every activity, Pepi's eyes closely follow the player's finger, and he/she is very life-like and attentive.
* Role-playing, animated, interactive game where kids learn about hygiene
* Helping the animated character Pepi, kids assist in personal grooming at the bathroom sink, using the toilet, washing clothes in a washing machine, and taking a bath with bubble bath and shampoo
* Kids can play alone or with an adult or sibling
* Adults can help kids understand the do's and don'ts of each activity
* Detailed, colorful graphics and animation
"Pepi Bath is a role-play game where children learn about hygiene in a fun way," commented Adas Griskevicius of Pepi Play. "In Pepi Bath cleaning is fun. Besides washing Pepi's hands or brushing teeth, kids can pop soap bubbles or play with colorful sprayers, funny bathtub ducks or many other items. The game is filled with similar mini- tasks and small surprises."
U.S. English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish
* iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 3GS or later; iPod touch 3G or later
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 19.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Pepi Bath 1.0 for iOS is now available free for a limited time, and it is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. The normal price is $1.99 (USD). The app is ad-free. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, Pepi Play was founded in 2011. Pepi Play is an independent studio that creates applications for children. Our team consists of professionals with experience in the new media field: Online flash games, Digital products, Internet projects, Advertising and PR. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Pepi Play. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.