Peppy Pals, the award-winning game for children ages 2-6 that nurtures emotional intelligence, is receiving a sequel, Peppy Pals Beach. The new title will be released on 10 February for iOS devices and on 17 February via Amazon and Google Play for Android.
The original Peppy Pals game was praised by reviewers worldwide. “One of the most innovative games in years,” said Swedish games journalist Thomas Arnroth. “Inspires discussions about feelings and empathy,” wrote PappasAppar. “Great storytelling app that helps juniors develop emotional intelligence,” reported GeeksWithJuniors. “Smart, well-designed and one of a kind,” said Smatoos.
Research suggests that emotional intelligence or social and emotional learning (“EQ”, “EI” or “SEL”) are an important factor for success and happiness, as well as reducing the chance of being bullied or bullying others.
“In an early study of Peppy Pals, we saw how children would engage physically and emotionally with the game content,” said HCI professor Annika Waern at Uppsala University. “I believe that the game explores opportunities for learning that mostly are overlooked in computer game design.”
With two daughters growing up in the digital era, Peppy Pals CEO Rosie Linder co-founded the studio (as eQidz) in 2013 with a vision to create top quality children’s games that are both fun and useful. She partnered up with video game developer Talawa Games, who released the award-winning game Unmechanical in 2012.
“By creating a new generation of children with higher emotional intelligence we are creating a world without bullying, hatred and exclusion,” says Peppy Pals CEO Rosie Linder.
Check out the Peppy Pals Beach launch trailer:
The developer has also been named one of the top three “Hottest Start-ups 2014” in Sweden by Internet World and nominated as “Newcomer of the Year 2014” in the mobile games category by Mobile Business.
Learn more about the Peppy Pals game series and the studio at peppypals.com.