Bugball!

The latest ARTHUR game, D.W.’s Island Bugball, is now live!

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You can find it on the ARTHUR web site, and in the PBS Kids games app as the featured game.

 D.W.’s Island Bugball is a minigolf-style game celebrating D.W.’s birthday! In PLAY mode, players can enjoy the nine-hole bugball course, with the ability to adjust the difficulty level. In MAKE mode, players can create their own hole, customizing it however they want. Full of variability, and fun and challenging gameplay, D.W’s Island Bugball gives players the chance to experiment and test levels — and even offer challenges to their friends and family!

 Mad “Monster Island” props go out to Gentry (Senior Producer), Jeff (designer), Jolin (developer), and Mollie (production coordinator) for all their skill and creativity in bringing this game to life. Also, a big thanks to Tara (designer) and Alan for their support and guidance; and to Carol, Nicole, Deb and Tolon for providing great feedback along the way.

So, head on over to D.W.’s Island Bugball, and play a few rounds! 🙂

Feed the Fidgits: Our Latest Game

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This week the Design Squad team launched our newest game: Feed the Fidgits! at PBS KIDS and in the PBS KIDS Games app.

Players design and manage an aquaponics farm to grow food for our Fidgit characters.

Congratulations to the creative and hard-working team led by Melissa Carlson who made this happen: on development: Colin Egge with support from Kal Gieber; Stefan Mallette and Tara Taylor on design; Bill Shribman, Louise Flannery, and Lizzy Walbridge for production support; and our project leader, Marisa Wolsky. 

Plum’s Latest App!

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In time for Earth Day, we launch Outdoor Family Fun with Plum for iOS and Android.

Does your family have a few minutes at the bus stop or 15 minutes to play outside? Try a mission from Plum and start building a healthy habit! Spending time outdoors has many benefits and nature is all around – you just have to look!

This app offers daily activities that will get your family outside, exploring your neighborhood and learning about nature. It’s part of PLUM LANDING, a PBS KIDS project that helps kids develop a love for this amazing and beautiful planet we call home.

 

Features

  • 150+ unique missions to explore your neighborhood’s plants, animals, weather, and more
  • Hundreds of tips to help your family talk about nature and science
  • New missions and achievement badges that unlock as you use the app
  • Digital tools to help your family observe and interact with nature
  • Daily sets of suggested missions to try
  • Progress tracker to look back on missions and achievements

For more learning adventures with Plum, visit pbskids.org/plumlanding

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071XWTD2X/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1492799831&sr=1-1&keywords=family+fun+plum

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.pbskids.outdoorfamilyfunwithplum&hl=en

iOS App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/outdoor-family-fun-with-plum/id1218401498?mt=8

In the Shop

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Ruff paid a visit this week to check out WGBH’s studio workshops. He offered to help but, after a previous incident with a small chair that needed a minor repair, we don’t let him near power tools, marshmallows, glue, dynamite, or, for that matter, cattle.