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Isopod: The Roly Poly Science game was released in August 2012 and to this day maintains a strong presence within the educational app ecosystem. It’s been particularly wonderful to receive so much positive professional feedback, thank you all. Here’s a short list of awesome reviews: **5 out of 5 stars! Appsforhomeschoolers.com **5 out of 5 [...]
Some helpful tips on playing the game. It’s not easy for everyone (at first) but once you get the hang of it, I promise you will be having fun (and learning a lot about science!). The interactive game itself is not touchscreen, but uses the accelerometer in the ipad to turn the device into a [...]
Thank you SO MUCH for giving Isopod: The Roly Poly Science Game a try. There’s a lot of content in this game, so let’s break it down into points. • 24 photorealistic, interactive creatures inhabiting their natural environments. Each location was designed to be “plausibly real”, so yes, all the creatures would likely run across [...]
Confession: I have a love/hate relationship with games being used in an educational context. Despite my long history of creating games for entertainment, I feel uneasy about the possibility that a child’s first formal education experience would be through a video game. And to that extent, I won’t design games for kids who are less [...]
Once you download Isopod you have a choice to purchase either the Teacher’s Version or the Full Version. Of course, you could also be content with just playing the first environment, but if you enjoyed Santa Cruz, you will love the rest of the game. The “Teacher’s Version” of Isopod has everything the Full Version [...]
When my son was born a few years back, the land-dwelling “roly poly” isopod was one of his first deep fascinations with a living creature. I also noticed many other young children experience the same thing…it seems that people have a natural curiosity for roly polys, and perhaps everyone has loved these little round wonders [...]
Creating the perfect icon is tricky business. Quite consistently, successful app creators credit a great icon as an integral component of “the winning formula”. For this important piece of the app market puzzle, Xylem and Phloem went straight to one of the best natural science illustrators in the world, Keiji Terakoshi. Check out his amazing [...]
I’m often asked “Who is Isopod’s intended audience and what is their age range?”. The simple answer is, 5th to 7th graders. But really, that’s not exactly what I had in mind when making this game. My general rule of thumb is, if your child does not play video games, then this should not be [...]
Arachnophobics beware, Isopod has spiders. Not many, only two species to be exact, but if you are not a fan of these critters you may find yourself a little nervous playing the game. Was including spiders a bad idea? No way! Spiders are an important part of keeping ecosystems in balance, and are getting a [...]