The city is full of nature—you just have to know where to look! In the PLUM LANDING HTML5 game, Wild City Search, kids move around a virtual city block, interacting with natural and man-made elements. They can pick up trash, help a rabbit build a nest, create puddles by making it rain—and much more!
Each interaction is rewarded with a seed, which kids can plant and tend in a virtual rooftop garden. As time goes by, day changes to night and back to day, plants grow, animals move around, and new interactions become possible.
It’s available now on pbskids.org and the PBS Kids Games App. Try it out – what city nature can you find?
ANIMAL HOME BUILDER, our latest ARTHUR game, is available now on pbskids.org and the PBS Kids Games App. Based on a DIY curriculum, ANIMAL HOME BUILDER lets players help George build cozy areas for the various cats, dogs, rabbits, and birds that his friends bring in. Players select and paint walls, cut out doors, hammer down roofs, and choose accessories to make these animals as happy as they can be.
We’ve reviewed and published over 6,000 photos from kids using our award-winning (and free!) Plum’s Photo Hunt app.
Boosted by sunshine and a large number of school downloads, our award-winning app for Plum Landing, Plum’s Creaturizer just rolled over 500,000 on the downloads odometer.
This is one of three free apps for Plum Landing designed and built by our inhouse team. The common goal of each is to get kids and families outside to have fun and practice some scientific critical-thinking skills.
The Creaturizer is available for Apple and Android devices.
Major funding for PLUM LANDING is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Kendeda Fund. Additional funding is provided by the Northern Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Design Squad has been nominated in the Outstanding Interactive Media category for this year’s Emmy awards!!
Congratulations to everyone on the team!
The new-medical approved birdfeeder for the stressed out urban birdlife.
Helps eliminate bird flu!
Patent Pending 2018
Disclaimer: Fictional Prototyping as part of a rapid-fire workshop in Design Thinking at PRX.