Danish industry veteran Serious Games Interactive’s new spin-off company MiniMo ApS has just released their latest game MiniMo Town, which takes the popular city-building genre and integrates it with learning, for iOS devices – and coming soon to Android as well.
“Most parents are eager to offer children engaging and educational experiences,” says MiniMo CEO Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen. “However, this is a challenge as the market is flooded by the titles that don’t go beyond entertainment, and those that are educational aren’t fun enough to be playable by children.”
In MiniMo Town, children visit the world of “MiniMo” to build and customise their own village, and use spelling to make items for the citizens. They also get to meet the game’s naughty four monsters, “Oop” (the fart monster), “Paw” (the tickle monster), “Filch” (the thief monster) and “Purp” (the slime).
“City-building games are loved by children but all too often, we see children getting frustrated over complicated controls, pay-walls and too much complexity. In MiniMo Town, children get a city-builder game developed for their needs while (also learning to read and spell in) English,” says Egenfeldt-Nielsen.
MiniMo Town for iOS can be found here. Check out the release trailer:
Learn more about MiniMo Town and the studio at www.minimo.dk.