A Bury St Edmunds-based games company hopes to have released the latest craze in mobile entertainment with the launch of fun and educational games for youngsters.
Me and The Giants studio has developed Tolva and Ting – four games and an app available on the Apple iTunes store – for three to six-year-olds which aim to educate through enjoyment using vibrant characters and worlds.
Developed with Glasgow University, they aim to aid the progress of shape and colour recognition as well as language and motor skills.
Rory Lowe, who runs the games company with his business partners from their offices on Moreton Hall Hillside business park and in Glasgow, said they wanted to develop more games with the characters and create a TV series.
Their sister animation company, Once Were Farmers, has produced graphics for BBC and Channel 4 programmes plus animation and digital effects for adverts.
Mr Lowe said they initially started making iOS apps for babies after he and business partner Will Adams had children and saw a ‘huge gap in the market’.
The pair used to work for a newspaper in Scotland on the picture desk before launching Once Were Farmers 11 years ago. They started Me and The Giants with games developer Dave Sapien three years ago.
The world of Tolva and Ting:
The four games and one app feature the colourful characters of Tolva and Ting: Globots from the ‘land where computers dream’.
The robots have the unique ability to glow in different colours according to their moods.
The games engage children in exploration – learning through fun and slapstick humour.