April 6, 2018
Characters and themes from the iconic Lucasfilm franchise inspires new connected technology platform and children’s game.
Bloxels–a themed video game creation platform allowing users to act as the game designer, artist, storyteller, publisher and player.
-branded game will see aspiring game developers and designers use the Death Star-themed game board to customize and build their stages, as well as watch their game come to life as a retro arcade style game on the “
Bloxels” app. Once the preliminary design is uploaded, children can customize the game’s graphics to highlight different
environments such as Hoth, Jabba’s Palace, Mos Eisley, the Ewok Village or the Death Star.
After the game is complete, fans can publish their video games to a community of players, enabling users to play and explore each other’s gaming worlds.
Bloxels is now available online at Shop.Mattel.com and at retailers nationwide.
“Through our collaboration with Pixel Press, as well as Disney and Lucasfilm,to bring
Bloxels to store shelves, we are continuing our tradition of creating products that enable learning and development through play,” says Sven Gerjets, chief technology officer, Mattel. “
Bloxels not only gives kids the opportunity to enjoy the iconic characters and stories of this iconic franchise in a unique way, but also provides a great entry point for learning coding, programming and game design.”
Additionally, Mattel’s partnership with Pixel Press is part of the company’s recent efforts to evolve play by developing connected technology platforms.
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