Bloxels: Build Your Own Video Game

December 1, 2016 - Comment

​Build your own video games with Bloxels! The innovative video game creation platform makes concepting and execution easy. Watch your game world come to life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and objects because you are the artist, game designer, storyteller, programmer, publisher AND player! The physical pieces in the Bloxels game set

​Build your own video games with Bloxels! The innovative video game creation platform makes concepting and execution easy. Watch your game world come to life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and objects because you are the artist, game designer, storyteller, programmer, publisher AND player! The physical pieces in the Bloxels game set work with the free Bloxels Builder app to digitize your creations, put them on-screen and make them playable. Just download the FREE Bloxels Builder app to your smart device (not included) to get started. Then use the 13 x 13 Gameboard and colored blocks to design a room, create the art for game elements and bring your heroes and villains to life. When creating game rooms, each color in your design represents a different element, like terrain, water or a hazard. When working on art, the blocks represent the pixelated image. There are eight different colors and 320 blocks for lots of endless possibilities. Once you have finished adding blocks, snap a picture with the “in-app camera” to digitize your creation. Go from blocks to “bloxels” instantly! On-screen test your game, edit layouts and change the colors of your art assets. The process of building the game is easy to follow, with instructions and tutorials to help beginners. From creating the map of your game to animating your characters to adding power-ups to full-on playing, you make the decisions and produce the work. When your game is ready for the world to play, post it to the Bloxels Infinity Wall to share. Fellow 13-bit builders can play your game and buy your creations to use in their own games, earning you coins. Coins you earn can be used to buy content from other players to remix within your game in new and creative ways. How will your game evolve? How will it start? What story will you tell? Get ready to get in the game — video game development — with Bloxels. Includes Gameboard, 320 blocks, challenge poster and instruction manual; the Bloxels Builder app is downloadable for free. For a list of the latest supported devices, please visit www.BloxelsBuilder.com. Colors and decorations may vary.

Product Features

  • Build your video games with a mix of physical and digital tools that include designs to help get you started creating your first game
  • The Toy Insider STEM 10 winner. Get into the game — hands-on video game development — with Bloxels video game creation platform
  • The Bloxels Builder app is free to download to your compatible device (not included)
  • Create game rooms, characters and game art using the 13″ x 13″ Gameboard and 320 blocks in eight different colors
  • When creating game rooms, each color in your design represents a different element, like green for terrain, blue for water or red for a hazard. When working on art, the color blocks represent the pixel art

Comments

Kerry Nietz says:

Excellent idea. Included board is probably more for show than go. Now here is an epic idea. Take a pinch of Minecraft, a hint of Legos, along with classic platform video games and turn it into a toy that not only allows children to play those video games, but to help craft them too. Seriously, as a former computer programmer, I think that idea alone deserves a slow hand clap. Let kids be creative, let them THINK, and also let them play. Awesome.I got this for my 11-year old son, but I had to take it for a spin myself for this review. (This is…

Kristen Keyser says:

Bloxels is AMAZING!!! This is so much more than the board game you purchase. This is also an app that you use in conjunction with the board. The board is just the beginning! My 10 year old son absouletly loves Bloxels. He makes his very own video games to play and share. He likes the fact that he can create his own characters, his own levels and tell his own story. He is on the 6th rendition of one of his games and each and every game is better then the last. He is always learning new and exciting things with…

Anonymous says:

This is such a neat concept! My kids have really enjoyed tinkering with this. It definitely takes a bit of time to figure it all out. I think it would be difficult for a younger child. But a fun activity to do with an adult helping. My sons biggest complaint with this is that while using the the camera is really pretty terrible. We can’t seem to get the…

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