The 3D Builder app has been wildly successful on iOS, both for relaxation and use in the classroom. So, of course, our next step was to release the app for use on Android devices.
New York, New York (PRWEB) June 19, 2015
Imagination Playground, LLC, http://www.imaginationplayground.com, creators of the breakthrough play space concept that encourages child-directed, unstructured free play, announced today that their 3D Builder app, previously launched for iOS, is now available for Android devices.
Just like in real life, users can stack, connect, and channel with the Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks – offering children an amazing way to bridge the worlds of physical and digital play.
“The 3D Builder app has been wildly successful on iOS, both for relaxation and use in the classroom. So, of course, our next step was to release the app for use on Android devices. We received hundreds of inquiries through email and social media requesting the release, so we are happy to share this news,” said Dave Krishock, President, Imagination Playground.
He went on to say, “We are thrilled at the reception to the app by children, parents, and teachers. They have validated for us that the learning benefits from the block play is quite similar in the physical and digital play worlds – use of creativity, self-expression, communication, collaboration, problem solving, motor skill development – and more.”
The 3D Builder app is available for free download from Google Play on any Android phone or tablet at https://play.google.com/store/apps/imaginationplayground.app
For free download on iOS devices, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imagination-playground
Lamplighter Labs (http://www.lamplighterlabs.com), a Development and Design shop based in NYC, worked closely with the Imagination Playground team to bring the real life experience of playing with their iconic blocks to the digital world using Unity’s 3D gaming engine. “We’ve been so thrilled to hear all of the positive feedback from parents and kids about the endless fun they’re having playing with the app,” shared Kris Minkstein of the Lamplighter Lab team.
Imagination Playground is sponsoring a nationwide contest to support the launch of the 3D Builder app – Imagination Playground Build-A-Thon. Children ages 2-10 years of age have two ways to play and are eligible for over 500 prizes, including a trip to New York City and Imagination Playground Blocks Sets. They can submit as many app screen designs as they like to buildathon(at)imaginationplayground(dot)com.
Entrants can forward screen shots of their designs to enter. Or entrants can physically build with their Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks at any of their Partners in Play (local family centers, children’s museums, discovery centers and science centers). A photograph of the creation can be forwarded on to enter. To learn more about the Build-A-Thon contest rules and prizes, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com/promotions/build-a-thon
About Imagination Playground
Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space concept developed to encourage child-directed, creative free play. The kind of play that experts say is critical to children’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. Created by architect and designer David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group, Imagination Playground enables children to play, dream, build and explore endless possibilities. Imagination Playground finds its home in daycare centers, kindergartens, elementary schools, children’s museums—and science, nature, discovery centers, camps, community centers, children’s hospitals, hotels, public parks and more—in North America and over 60 countries overseas. For more information, visit http://www.imaginationplayground.com