March 28, 2014 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Warsaw, Poland - Bloxy World today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Bloxy Space Battles 1.0 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices. Bloxy Space Battles is the 5th app from their popular 3D mobile community series for kids. Seeking to encourage creativity, stimulate imagination, and develop curiosity, Bloxy Space Battles is an open-ended, creative app and community that allows children complete creative control of the 3D world.
With an unlimited set of bricks in all styles, colors, and textures, children can create their own unique 3D world with a special space theme. From the Home page, users have the choice of building one of the 8 pre-constructed models or creating their own model. They also can download other Bloxy users' models and construct them.
"Bloxy World is a sandbox full of digital building blocks that allows users to design structures that are pretty much limited just by their imagination," praises Steve Bamburg of iPadEducators. "Though not necessarily intended for direct educational use, there are definitely a wide range of potential applications for Bloxy World in the classroom from DT modelling to shape work in maths. It's all in how you look at it."
To build an existing Bloxy 3D model, users can follow step-by-step instructions that incentivize by awarding achievement cups to mark their progress. When building their own creation, Bloxy Space Battles assist users choose the size of their model, the background, the base's color, and the globe. They can also choose the color of the bricks they use to construct their model. After selecting the brick, users move the brick to the correct position and tap twice with one finger to place it. To rotate any brick, users needs to tap twice with two fingers or select the top button on the left-side menu. To assist in the construction, Bloxy Space Battles allows users to view models in a variety of perspectives with easy camera rotation.
"We really liked the intuitive nature of the (Bloxy) app, and how it allowed complete creative control of the 3D world," says Avatar Generation (18 January 2013). "We thought that it could have some excellent uses in the classroom, especially as a supplement to art, engineering or science classes."
* Kid-friendly and engaging User Interface
* Free play mode
* Special space theme
* 8 pre-constructed models to build
* Unlimited set of bricks in all styles, colors, and textures
* Easy camera rotation to view model
* Space-theme based set of mini-figures
* Create own battle scenes
* Bring thoughts and words of mini-figures to life with speech bubbles
* Share creations with the Bloxy mobile community and vote for favorites
* Browse and download Bloxy creations by other users
* Weekly Bloxy contests for a chance to win a $25 iTunes Gift Card
* Share Bloxy creations via social media
* Kid-friendly with parental locks
After creating their models, users can upload them to the Bloxy World gallery and vote for the projects they like the most. They can also take a screenshot of their project and share it with their with friends through email, Facebook, and Twitter. Although Bloxy Space Battles enables sharing of children's work via Facebook, Twitter, and email, Bloxy takes the child's privacy very seriously and is a member of the "Know What's Inside" program. Bloxy requires parental permission before allowing kids to link out of the app or sharing their work via social media channels.
"Bloxy Space Battles allows children to build anything they can imagine in the best 3D mobile community for kids," says Agata Kozak, CEO of Bloxy World. "Children can build their own digital galaxy including spaceships, multi-purpose space vehicles, intergalactic bases, battle scenes, and any other science fiction object they can imagine. There are also special sets of mini-figures including spacemen, space raiders, soldiers, aliens, and humanoid robots that they can command. Another special feature is their ability to bring the thoughts and words of the Bloxy mini-figures to life with speech bubbles."
Kozak adds, "We've created a very safe and supportive environment that inspires creativity and fosters imagination. By offering weekly Bloxy contests that award a $25 (USD) iTunes gift card, kids have incentive to create new masterpieces and interact with other members of the Bloxy community. Once again, Bloxy Space Battles offers another great 3D world for kids to build and explore on their smartphones and tablets."
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* iOS 5.0 or later
* 50.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Bloxy Space Battle 1.0 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Warsaw, Poland, Bloxy World is a creative mobile community for kids. As a 3D world reinvented for children on smartphones and tablets, Bloxy World is played by kids in more than 160 countries. The Bloxy series consists of five iOS apps titles: Bloxy World, Bloxy Knights And Castles, Bloxy Space Battles, Bloxy Girls, and Bloxy Models Basic. Copyright (C) 2014 Bloxy World. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.