Posts Tagged ‘android’

As a kid I loved exploring. My friends and I would wander into the woods and fields on the outskirts of the small town where we lived, whether rain or shine, and go on mini adventures to see what treasures we could find.  Our nets would be out as will sifted through the dirt on the river bed, our mini shovels would dig holes under the trees… and we would go home with a small bag full of colored glass and smooth rocks thinking we’d be rich!

What would have happened if we’d found mysterious alien gun parts on our treasure hunt expeditions?

When the going gets tough and aliens invade your hometown, you don’t want to be one of those scared kids who runs and hides behind your mom and dad waiting for the trouble to pass over! You want to be on the front line of the action! Putting together those strange, mysterious gun parts you’ve found to battle those aliens and run them out of town!

You’ve got 9 mysterious raygun parts and more than 20 wacky combinations which you can use.  Maybe you’ll blast goo or lightening…. Or maybe you’ll have to try the various combinations and see what happens!

Have hours of fun over the holiday season battling aliens to save your hometown!

Have you played Mysterious Raygun? If so, go to our Facebook page and share with other Mysterious Raygun fans what your favorite and the most effective gun combination is! https://www.facebook.com/AppGear

I have a confession to make… I own an iPhone and I’m addicted to downloading games! They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem… so… there you go, world! I’ve admitted it.

I spend so much of my time commuting to and from work, and visiting family and friends, all using public transit. This means I am often bored and looking for something to entertain me, and downloading games helps immensely.

I also know I am not alone in my mobile gaming addiction… Not least of all because I see fellow commuters stuck to their phones (I swear, I’m not the only one). I looked it up – 80% of all mobile downloads worldwide are games! Guess it explains the Angry Birds craze a few years back…

The mobile industry is now full of app and game designers trying to find a niche in the mobile gaming market. What is the market missing? What can we do that’s different?

To me, the best mobile gaming experience on the market is AppGear. Why? For starters, they’ve taken mobile gaming to a whole new level. They don’t constrain the user to the real world and have taken the concept of gaming one step further by combining physical toys with augmented reality to enhance the users’ gaming experience. I often sit on the bus and see fellow commuters as aliens and shoot at them through my iPhone screen!

What other games on your mobile device allow you to transform into a zombie, fly a plane, capture escaping aliens or fight as an Elite Commander?

I live in Montreal and everywhere I turn I see children of all ages playing on mobile phones or tablets… walking down the street, on the bus, on the metro, sat in a bar or restaurant with their parents… even my 3 year old cousin knows how to use an iPad!

According to research conducted by C&R, 22% of children between the ages of 6 and 9, 60% of children between the ages of 10 and 14 and a whopping 84% of teenagers aged 15 to 18 own a mobile phone.

In the 90s, texting was still a novelty! Sending text messages required lots and lots of button pressing, predictive text was a mess (anyone who owned a phone back then knows what I’m talking about), AND you could only communicate by text with those who also happened to own a mobile phone (and have small enough fingers to figure out texting…).

Over the past few years the mobile industry has changed dramatically. Phones are now not only used to place calls and send text messages but also to browse the internet, use apps to find information specific to your needs or desires, and to play games. Everything we once required a computer for we can now do & find on our phones.

What do you use your mobile phone for?

In today’s society it is seen as “old fashioned” or “behind the times” if someone we know does not own a mobile device.  Mobile devices such as phones and tablets have become an integral part of the way we live and communicate with each other on a daily basis. Even my dad who struggles with technological advancements has an iPhone!

Mobile phones have been present in our lives since 1973, but it wasn’t until the 1990’s when the second generation of mobile phones emerged that their popularity spread across the globe.

I remember when I was a child, we actually had to (gasp!) call people on a landline in order to speak with them.  You had to pray that the person you were calling was actually AT home, because text messaging and voicemail didn’t yet exist!

Mobile phones are now used by people of all ages, including children, to send text messages, check email, browse the internet, and play games. Phones are not that often used to, you know, speak… that primal form of communication seems so passé these days.

Have mobile phones assisted in the extinction of speech communication?

Post your thoughts to our blog or to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WowWee

 

Spring is around the corner and we’re feeling great about it, so why not share the joy!

Cinemin Slice, one of our awesome pico projectors, has been the talk of the town and we’re extending a special offer for $50 OFF one of these sweet gadgets on our Tech Shop.

Simply enter the code ‘50offslice‘ and benefit from taking projection out of boardrooms and movie theaters and into any room.

Slice connects – plug and play – to pretty much any media player. Dock an iPad or iPhone and interact with your games and apps in a whole new way. Or plug in your laptop to supersize its desktop.

Slice has picked up some extensive media coverage, so here’s a taste to help show you how cool this really is:

Engadget: WowWee Cinemin Slice takes the pico out of your pocket

Wired: Pico Projectors for Presentations on the Fly

The Globe and Mail: Cinemin Slice turns iPad into 60-inch screen

We had an absolutely amazing time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, where apps and games really took the show by storm.

If you had a chance to visit us at the Wall of Apps, ShowStoppers or the Mobile Apps Showdown (we were a finalist!), then we hope you enjoyed the fun line of amplified reality games that we’re launching this Spring.

If you weren’t able to make it out, check out the following review and coverage direct from the event floor.

Wired: Video – Use Your Imagination, iDevice and AppGear for Augmented-Reality Gaming

LAS VEGAS — Kids have it so good these days. Sure, they can use their “imaginations” to play games, but now traditional fantasy play can be augmented by mobile devices for even more textured experiences…

PCMAG: WowWee AppGear Connects Game Apps with Toys

LAS VEGAS — There are tech toys and there are game apps, and back in the day never the twain should meet. Now WowWee hopes to change that with its launch at CES 2012 of AppGear, a collection of toys and free downloadable apps that are meant to work with your iOS or Android device to change up the gaming grid as we know it…

Mashable: Wowee AppGear App Includes Toy Fighter Plane That Amplifies Reality [VIDEO]

LAS VEGAS — WowWee rolled out AppGear, a line of iOS games that work with toy accessories. The one that caught our eye at CES 2012 was this cute little toy airplane that is part of a flight simulator game…

Consumer Reports: CES 2012 Video: WowWee AppGear

At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, WowWee, which makes both robotics and digital toys, announced that it is launching a line of six toys called AppGear that combines virtual and real-world play…

CNET: Video

New York Times: WowWee Creates Games That Blend the Physical and Virtual Worlds

LAS VEGAS — At the International Consumer Electronics Show WowWee unveiled a previously announced line of toys it calls “Appcessories,” which are game pieces, collectable figures and toys that control games on Android or Apple devices…