What is Bloxels?
Bloxels is designed to empower young game designers, artists, story tellers, and kids alike to create their own video games. Meet Bloxels, a first of its kind technology that enables you to build, capture, design, play and share your very own video games. Designed with blocks, a universal element of childhood play, Bloxels cultivates imagination while encouraging discovery and exploration.
With Bloxels, you can realise your own video game ideas, build and animate original characters, develop villains, add in power-ups, and more – all done directly on the Bloxels Gameboard and then activated with the FREE Bloxels Builder App.
If you would like to know more watch this clip on Youtube
Bloxels in the Classroom
Bloxels is not just another tech-enabled toy. It’s a hands-on, brains-on, creativity and technology experience.
Bloxels uniquely unlocks students’ innate creativity by leveraging something they love: video games. Students can play fun games and channel their creative potential as they gain greater understanding of important topics like design logic, and computer science and demonstrate their knowledge of history, science and mathematics and more through the games they create.
Most activities are scalable in complexity, so it’s appropriate for all grades, K through 8. Plus, it encourages collaboration, so players of all ages — parents, relatives, teachers, students and their friends — can build and play games together.
Bloxels was demonstrated and tested by 3rd and 6th grade students at Hillsboro (Missouri) Elementary. This video highlights students and teacher’s reaction to their experience creating with Bloxels.
By starting the game building process with the Bloxels gameboard and colored blocks, players are challenged to put down their screens and think strategically. Each block has many possibilities, so creating requires some imagination and calculation. Yet, it’s as simple as building with blocks.
The on-screen experience combines design, logic and experimentation. It’s about more than playing video games. It’s about building a dynamic, interconnected world through the stories you’re telling. It’s about seeing your ideas in action, testing them and making them better. It’s a little science and a lot of fun. And it provides an “online” experience without actually being online.