New app: The Robot Factory is here!
The Robot Factory is now on the App Store! We’re super excited to have this app out in the world for kids to play. In The Robot Factory, kids can build, test, and collect all the robots they can dream up.
The Robot Factory is the first in our second series of apps, Digital Toys. While we’ve already released three apps in the Explorer’s Library (and have a new one coming out mid-May!), Digital Toys has long been in the works. Here are some notes from our adventures in bringing it to life.
- As the Explorer’s Library was inspired by the illustrated encyclopedias we grew up devouring, Digital Toys was inspired by building toys, like Lego, K’Nex, and Lincoln Logs, that we grew up tinkering with.
- From research to illustration (by Owen Davey!), from physics to play-testing, the making of The Robot Factory was just as much about answering questions as ensuring plenty remained.
- One thing we’re sure about: in Digital Toys, kids should be empowered to craft their own narratives instead of playing into those created by brands.
- By putting kids’ imaginations first, we get the best results.
We’ll be sharing more about The Robot Factory, Digital Toys, and our forthcoming app from the Explorer’s Library soon. In the meantime, if you love The Robot Factory, please leave a review on the App Store. We’re excited to hear from you!