ROXs introduces a unique mix of technology with gamification and competition elements combined with the physical activity levels of real sports, stimulating the intrinsic motivation to play.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (PRWEB) September 11, 2018
Following their successful 2016 Indiegogo campaign, California-based startup, A-Champs has developed a new and improved version of ROXs, the screen-free interactive gaming system for kids and families that uses technology to encourage active habits. ROXs incorporates elements of imagination and movement with video gaming play patterns to get children running, jumping and playing outside. Today, the interactive gaming concept launched on Kickstarter with the hope of raising $10,000 to bring their latest product to fruition.
“Twenty years ago, children may have preferred riding bikes, building forts and enjoying the outdoors, but with the innovation of technology, so much has changed since then. The growing popularity of smartphones, tablets, video games and streaming services all contribute to the alarming amount of time that children spend in front of a screen,” explained Founder Kilian Saekel. “ROXs introduces a unique mix of technology with gamification and competition elements combined with the physical activity levels of real sports, stimulating the intrinsic motivation to play.”
ROXs is an interactive gaming system that is based on wirelessly connected pods that come with different sensors, light and sound effects. The hand-sized pods are controlled by an app which features different games. Players must run between the pods in order to deactivate the sensors by tapping, shaking, moving or shooting (with a ball, a Nerf gun etc.) at the pods. Players can set up their own obstacle course, create their own rules and collect scores. ROXs is creating movement by stimulating the players intrinsic motivation to play.
ROXs also comes complete with a mobile app that is designed to provide parents with full transparency into the gameplay of their children. Within the mobile app, parents can manage all of their Pod and Scanner devices, set different user profiles for their children, and choose which games to play.
The ROXs Pods set is currently available on Kickstarter starting at $99 and includes three Pods, three adjustable straps and one wireless charging plate for the Pods. The Super ROXs Set includes three Pods, one Scanner, four adjustable straps and one wireless charging plate for the Pods and Scanner and eight animal PEBBs-- it is available for 20% off the future retail price. To learn more about ROXs, visit the campaign at http://pr.go2.fund/roxs.
The company’s mission is clear: bring back physical activity in the lives of children. The goal is to create a nation-wide movement to #GetKidsMoving. In creating ROXs, #GetKidsMoving Inc. is helping kids set the foundation for an active and healthy lifestyle. To learn more, visit https://www.playroxs.com/.