Akibabus presents Boxitale, Craft Gaming Re-created

May 21, 2018 - 6:32am
Akibabus Ltd is a game publishing company with a unique and interactive gaming concept. In their Boxitale series they combine a board game, crafting, and an app driven narrative to present an engaging experience for kids.

"Our original stories can be viewed on a smartphone/tablet, but the game itself will be played on a board. The kids will build, design, and solve challenges and even play in mini games to solve the challenges presented to them in the story and eventually save the day! Once the kid’s design is ready on the board, they will take a picture of their design using our App." [source]

Since the game is narrative driven via the app there's no need for a rule book. Using the Boxitale system kids are able to expand their knowledge by learning general facts through the story. Cognitive skills are also improved through problem solving, while gentle motor skills are improved while crafting items for the story. Creative thinking is exercised through planning and engineering various structures and models and hand-eye coordination is improved through mini games inside the story. Moving between different learning channels also improves concentration and attention abilities. The Boxitale series employs the WBU system (Watch, Build, and Upload) where kids first watch the animated story, then build and solve the challenge, and finally upload their results to continue the story. The Boxitale - Elite Explorers, Boxitale - Knights of Nature, and Mini Boxitale games are currently developed though more expansions appear to be in the pipeline. Games are typically for 1-4 players, aged 7+, and a mobile device is required to play the app. Their games will soon be available through global retail distribution.
Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games