Puzzlets Starter Set (children, ages 6-10) combines the appeal of classic platformers with the thinking of Chess in "Cork the Volcano" programming software (tablet/computer). Puzzlets are toy tiles that represent programming instructions. Children form solutions to bite-sized puzzles presented in "Cork the Volcano" with Puzzlets which are wirelessly sent into the videogame. It's a game about feeling smart, creatively solving problems, and thinking like a programmer at the same time.
Puzzlets were created to spark the curiousity in learning that leaves us as we get older. Instead of drilling the brain with tests, Puzzlets allows creativity and problem solving and fosters cooperation when children play in pairs. Puzzlets breaks children free of the screen, gets them thinking, and allows them to have fun so they stay engaged. As one playtester put it, "It's fun, but it makes you think, but it's really fun!"
Digital Dream Labs consists of 5 core members, covering both the full-software and full-hardware experience that is Puzzlets. The company creates connected hardware and software to make learning more accessible to children at younger ages by cultivating learning through fun videogames. We worked for 2 years, playtested over 350 children, while developing a platform so that kids