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  Dutch company NYOYN turns tablet into game console!
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05/20/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Eindhoven

May 20, 2014

Ten interactive tiles that can turn a tablet into an active game platform. With the i-stapps children can still use their trusted tablet or phone but use it to play active and educational games. NYOYN has launched the i-stapps as a new project on the biggest online crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter.


Having successfully developed products for day-care centres, nurseries and schools, NYOYN has now set its sights on activating children in their home environment. ‘’These days children sit on the couch for hours on end to play their games and it's exactly this behaviour pattern we want to change. That is why we tried to find a way to challenge children in a playful and creative manner. By jumping up and down on coloured tiles that are wirelessly connected to the tablet children can play modern games as well as do sums or act out e.g. dance routines in a contemporary way. The i-stapps offers a host of varied possibilities and is based on a very easy working principle: connect it to your iPad, download games from the App Store and get playing!”, states general manager Bart van Goch.

The i-stapps is an open platform, which allows developers from all over the world to create games for it. You can use it on many ‘smart devices’ such as the iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and smartphones, computers and even interactive whiteboards.

The i-stapps set consists of ten tiles and a small ‘bridge’ that you connect to your tablet via Bluetooth. The i-stapps is aimed at children up to 12 years of age and will be priced at € 229 per set, including ten games. NYOYN is eager to round off the development stage and to start producing the first 1,000 units in The Netherlands. Interested parties can back the project via Kickstarter.


  _Note to the editor

NYOYN

NYOYN develops innovative products focussing on the interaction and experience of the user. These products are made to suit the wishes of the international customer and have a broad scope of use. An example of this is the Nebula product range that is used very effectively for educational purposes, in care environments and as responsible gaming option.

NYOYN has already won several design and innovation awards.

For more information, please contact Mr Bart van Goch

-          E-mail:                  bart@nyoyn.com

-          Phone:                                 (+31)40 7878557

-          Mobile:                                (+31)6 46064959

-          Website:              www.nyoyn.com