Students Create Their Own Video Games with Bloxels!
New and Noteworthy
Since we have the opportunity to interact with the EdTech community a lot here at Kyte, we frequently find ourselves meeting people and discovering companies that have something super cool to offer. Much like ROOT Robots, which we talked about in last month’s Newsletter. This was just the case while attending the iNacol Conference in San Antonio last October. While there, we had the opportunity to meet the founders of an awesome, new ed-tech company called Bloxels.
Students create their very own video games with Bloxels!
Coding and computer science are all the rage in schools these days, and this is as it should be. With the ever increasing demand for quality programmers, the world is continually seeking the next creative genius who will come along and create technology that enhances our lives. But what generates that spark of interest for a student that inspires them to embrace something new and challenging for the very first time? For a lot of kids, it’s video games–and going beyond just playing them becomes a whole lot easier with Bloxels.
What are Bloxels?
Bloxels seamlessly combine the physical world with the digital. The people from Bloxels state, “Bloxels enables anyone to build, capture, design, play, and share their very own video games. Designed with blocks, a universal element of childhood play, Bloxels cultivate imagination while encouraging discovery and experimentation.”
With Bloxels, students can bring their own video game ideas into a vibrant and engaging reality by building out structures, hazards, and even characters with the physical blocks and grid board included in each set. These physical creations are then magically converted into full-blown digital worlds through an easy-to-use app. With the app, you can build and animate original characters, develop villains, add in power-ups, and a whole lot more. Each phase of the creation process is incredibly intuitive and a ton of fun to set up.
See what we mean by checking out this vid.
You can get these bad boys for yourself or your classroom right here. An individual set will only run you $49, and a classroom set costs between $450 and $800 depending on how many you need.