Ferly, a Finnish animation, publishing and licensing studio, together with QubicGames, a Polish games studio, have announced the extension of Ferly’s “Momolu and Friends” brand with the launch of its Nintendo Switch game.
“Momolu and Friends” is a game designed for preschoolers, where familiar characters help children learn the alphabet, colors and numbers through a dozen minigames.
The game follows Momolu, a gentle, unassuming panda who has a knack of stumbling into situations requiring his help. Momolu’s friends experience their own sets of everyday problems which are solved through creative thinking and collaboration.
In the game, players join Momolu to help the other animals find solutions to their challenges by encouraging them to use their own skills and strengths. By working together, the animals discover, learn, make mistakes, have fun and always learn something about design along the way.
Gameplay features include:
- Learn the alphabet, numbers and colors inside minigames and then test knowledge in a single combination game including them all
- Tease kids’ brains with a classic memory game and jigsaw puzzles
- Find hidden objects from familiar Momolu locations
- Run a smoothie bar and surprise friends with great-tasting smoothies
“The ‘Momolu’ brand is a really nice fit with the Nintendo Switch,” says Laura Nevanlinna, chief executive officer, Ferly. “As a platform it is excellent for young children to enjoy playing learning-based games. QubicGames has done an outstanding job bringing the ‘Momolu’ world to the Nintendo Switch world, translating the essence of the brand and getting the game play perfectly aligned with the rest of the ‘Momolu’ universe.”
The launch of the Nintendo Switch game follows the commission of the preschool series of “Momolu and Friends” (78x7minutes) by TVOKids (Canada), Knowledge (Canada), YLE (Finland) and SRC (Société Radio Canada) and joins “Momolu Minis,” 41 episodes of short-form animation visible on YouTube, Kidoodle.TV and Playkids.
“We are glad that we had an opportunity to bring outstanding ‘Momolu’s’ world to Nintendo Switch,” says Jakub Pieczykolan, chief executive officer, QubicGames. “Its educational aspect reflects positive values we like to promote within ‘Naptime.Games - QubicGames’ brand focused on family friendly entertainment. We believe the game will support the natural growth of the youngest players and provide parents with interactive learning tools.”
Also in the “Momolu” universe is the “Momolu Learning Game,” available globally on the AppStore and GooglePlay and on Nintendo Switch from 2021, as well as “Momolu Minis Music” on U.S. radio network Pinna.FM, a series of Audiobook Originals with audiobook platform Storytel and Momolu ebooks on multiple reading platforms including US-based Epic!.