Factsheet

Developer:
Ploosh GmbH
Based in Augsburg, Germany

Release date (iOS and Android):
September 15st, 2016

Platforms:
Apple App Store
Google Play
Amazon

Social:
facebook.com/zwuggels

Website:
zwuggels.com

Regular Price:

EUR€2.99

The Zwuggels - Beach Holidays

Description

The Zwuggels - Beach Holiday is fun blend of adventure game and children’s book, suitable for anyone who loves reading, solving funny puzzles and joining in! Written entirely in rhyme, the story game will encourage children to develop language and key motor skills. Young children can discover the game together with their parents, whilst early readers are motivated to read and play for themselves.

Please request a promo code at info@zwuggels.com

History

The Zwuggels - Beach Holiday is the latest app from Kid's App Studio Ploosh GmbH. Founded by industry experts, Ploosh is a small start-up game studio based in Augsburg, Germany. The development of the first Zwuggels app was supported by funding from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (Fund for Film and Television Funding of the State of Bavaria, Germany).

In a Nutshell

  • "PÄDI" award for kids games of high educational value
  • 36 chapters with dozens of diverse mini-games
  • absorbing story, written in funny rhymes
  • beautifully hand-drawn illustrations
  • custom soundtrack and effects
  • many animals: cats, birds, dolphins, turtles
  • early readers are motivated to read themselves
  • for children ages 4 – 8

Press Release Short

All aboard, me hearties!
Join the Zwuggels as they set sail for high adventure and fun puzzles in the storybook adventure of a lifetime!

When the cute Zwuggels set out for a summer holiday, they find themselves mixed up in a rescue mission for a marooned cat which soon becomes a search for PIRATE TREASURE!

With mini-games and a stunning variety of puzzles, The Zwuggels - Beach Holiday is perfect for early readers who will adore the rhyming text and beautiful illustrations. Younger children can discover the game together with their parents or guardians.

Press Release Long

Zwuggels are lovely, joyous things,
they’re friendly, kindly creatures.
They’re really small rather than tall
with funny, charming features.

With delightful rhymes and an exciting story, The Zwuggels - Beach Holiday is the perfect adventure for early readers and curious minds.

Help the Zwuggels as they set off on a summer holiday. What starts as a relaxing vacation soon turns into the most amazing storybook game as they find a message in a bottle, and the adventure unfolds -- to rescue a stranded pirate cat. But the surprises don’t stop there! Through puzzles and mini-games, animations and rhymes, the Zwuggels find themselves caught up in a sea-faring, high-rolling game which is totally SPLASHING!

The Zwuggels - Beach Holiday is fun blend of adventure game and children’s book, suitable for anyone who loves reading, solving funny puzzles and joining in!

Written entirely in rhyme, the story game will encourage children to develop language and key motor skills. Young children can discover the game together with their parents, whilst early readers are motivated to read and play for themselves.

Creative director and ace illustrator, Stefan Leuchtenberg says:
“Unlike many other kids’ apps, The Zwuggels - Beach Holiday is not a children’s book, shoe-horned into an app. Instead, it was written and created with both story and game working together as something we like to call an “interactive adventure app”: The many mini-games and interactive puzzles are not just an afterthought, but are seamlessly integrated into the story — they ARE the story. To name just a few of the dozens of interactions specifically developed for touchscreens: Kids help the quirky Zwuggels pack their bags, use a crane to load luggage onto the Zwuggels’ airship, prepare sandwiches for the road, build a sandcastle, repair and paint a boat, dive to a shipwreck and finally even open a treasure chest. Instead of just watching the story unfold, in this app they are very much a part of it!”

Game Designer and Children's app expert, Johannes Kraemer, adds:
“This app is the Zwuggels' first adventure and offers far more playtime than most other apps for kids. It has been designed to be a fully rewarding story as well as an exciting game. Play one chapter each day with a parent, grandparent or guardian and young children will learn to relish the continuing of the story. This tried and tested approach to apps for young children has proven a winning formula in Ploosh’s popular Christmas-Calendar-Apps and I’m sure it will do so again!”

From the unique combination of short rhyming poems, gorgeously animated scenes and the diversity of the puzzles and games, The Zwuggels - Beach Holiday is unlike any other app for kids out there!

The Zwuggels - Beach Holidays will be released on September 15th, 2016 for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android (Tablets and Phones).

This childsafe app does not contain any Ads or In-App-Purchases.

Further releases are planned for: Windows Phone, PC and Mac.


Videos

Official Trailer YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "In 2016, Ploosh GmbH received the award "Quality, Made in Augsburg" for exceptional quality in products and services by the city of Augsburg, Germany"
    - Stadt Augsburg, www.augsburg.de


About Ploosh GmbH

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Ploosh create apps for kids and families. Ploosh Gmbh, is an independent developer of interactive media for kids, based in Augsburg, Germany.

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More information on Ploosh GmbH, our logo & relevant media are available here.


The Zwuggels - Beach Holidays Credits

Johannes Kraemer
Game Design, Tech Lead

Stefan Leuchtenberg
Art Lead

Julian Colbus
Sounds and Music

Christian Andersson
Zwuggels Title Song

FFF Bayern
Concept Funding

Dom Colon
English Translation, Editing


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