Technology

Hasbro announces Peppa Pig early years learning programme “Learn with Peppa”

Hasbro has announced “Learn with Peppa” – a major new brand extension to help promote early-years learning. Towards the end of 2022, the programme will kick off with Hasbro’s in-house developed learning app. The offering will expand in January 2023 through an extensive publishing programme with Ladybird, an imprint of …

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FunCraft and Sanrio partner for new mobile game Hello Kitty – Merge Town

Interactive entertainment company and mobile games publisher FunCraft, together with Sanrio, has announced the global launch of Hello Kitty – Merge Town, a puzzle and merge decoration game that brings a renowned cast of characters and town to life for the ultimate Hello Kitty and Friends gaming experience. Based on the …

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L.O.L. Surprise! Movie Night debuts on Nintendo Switch

The latest videogame instalment based on the award-winning L.O.L. Surprise! toy franchise is making its debut exclusively on Nintendo Switch. A collaboration between publisher Nighthawk Interactive and MGA Entertainment, the world’s largest privately held toy company in the US, the game is available for $39.99 digitally on the Nintendo eShop and physically …

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Board Game Atlas revamp enhances user experience

Board game community, knowledge base and price aggregation tool Board Game Atlas has made a major revamp to its games pages. New tools and streamlined information now allow users to quickly find anything they might be looking for that relates to board games, whether that is to make a purchase …

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Tilting Point and Carry1st team up to publish SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off in Africa

Leading free-to-play games publisher Tilting Point and Carry1st, Africa’s number-one mobile publisher, have partnered to bring the award-winning game SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off to the entire African continent. The game is available now via Carry1st on iOS and Android. Africa tops the charts in terms of continents with the most significant …

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LEGO Group launches Doom the Gloom to help families become “digitally smart”

The LEGO Group has launched a new programme of fun interactive guides, games and play activities designed to help parents raise digitally smart families.   At a time when we are spending more time online than ever before, the new experiences explore and promote a better understanding of key digital citizenship skills such as digital empathy, screen time management, and privacy and safe sharing among the whole family. The …

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VTech unveils its 2021 Kidi Tech collection spanning Smartwatches, PrintCams, and smart devices

The children’s electronics and wearable tech expert, VTech has lifted the lid on its 2021 Kidi Tech collection, a new range of “age appropriate tech toys” that “take their cues from adult tech trends.” The launch follows the success of the firm’s KidiZoom Smartwatch series that has found itself the …

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MGA Entertainment’s LOL Surprise becomes latest toy brand to make NFT move

MGA Entertainment’s hit fashion doll brand, LOL Surprise is the latest toy brand to enter the digital collectable space, having partnered with the New Zealand based NFT app, VeVe. Through the partnership, a series of limited edition, singularly unique digital collectables will be developed, giving fans the opportunity to collect …

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STEM toy and Ed Tech specialist Twin wins Smart Toy Artificial Intelligence Award

The UK-based educational technology firm, Twin is celebrating its recent at the Smart Toy Artificial Intelligence Awards organised by the World Economic Forum this month, beating competition from the likes of LEGO to take home first place in the Empowering Toy category. It marks the latest award win for the …

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SoapBox Labs unveils new voice tech to enhance child’s play and interaction with smart toys

A team behind the development of safe and secure voice technology for children, SoapBox Labs, has unveiled new features to its tech that give kids a ‘more natural and frictionless’ way to interact with their games, apps, and smart toys using their voices. Until now, features such as Voice Activity …

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