Kids will love The VROOM app! As the world’s first kid-centric app universe powered by Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, The VROOM works on Apple, Android, and Windows 10 and is built to run on smartphones as easily as on tablets.
The VROOM’s initial round of immersive activities and experiences will be offered at no charge and include 3D animated stories and interactive adventures from premiere Playing Forward partners, including Dex T-Rex, a virtual pop-up book from Stan Lee’s Kids Universe.
Augmented reality and virtual reality will multiply the fun-factor for kids while making best use of kids’ daily allowance of screen time through games and stories that promote empathy, problem-solving abilities, personal resilience, and the management of emotions—what educators call “social-emotional learning” (SEL).
Playing Forward will house in The VROOM a quickly expanding list of SEL-based “worlds” for so-called little learners to explore. The first round of characters populating The VROOM include Stan Lee’s Kids Universe’s “Dex T-Rex,” a mischievous dinosaur who learns about the consequences of his actions. Other VROOM characters include “Maxi The Taxi Dog,” and “The Monkey King,” with more titles on the way in time for the holiday season.
The technology behind Playing Forward’s offerings for kids makes age-appropriate use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for the first time in the children’s entertainment space. As one example, Playing Forward’s image-recognition software allows a physical picture book on a child’s desk, when viewed through a smartphone, to come to life as a multi-dimensional pop-up book.
Stan Lee’s Kids Universe is a partnership between Paris Kasidokostas and Terry Dougas’s 1821 Media and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment 1821 Media and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment that focuses on expanding the imagination, literacy, and education of children all over the world. Stan Lee’s Kids Universe properties can be found as picture books, interactive and digital books, graphic novels, augmented and virtual reality projects, mobile games, and mobile apps. An expansion of Stan Lee’s Kids Universe into the world of film and television is already underway.