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Play Works Studio opens pre-orders for Robiis
Seattle, WA, 04/25/2014 — Play Works Studio is proud to announce Robiis, little creatures that teach coding to everyone! Our mission is to encourage children, especially girls, to discover a passion for science and technology while having fun.
We believe that play should be equal, and girls and boys should be encouraged to play and learn together. Our first product is a collectible robot gaming platform aligned with common core standards that teaches girls and boys ages 6-10 the basics of programming; children learn concepts such as implementing loops, if statements, functions, recursion, etc. Players use a mobile app to program the robots and solve puzzles and challenges of different levels of difficulty. The game boards are built with tiles and they can be arranged in a variety of different ways to build puzzles. Players learn important skills, like logical, procedural, spatial and probabilistic reasoning, and they learn them in the context of telling stories and solving problems collaboratively. Most importantly, it helps kids develop a love of learning!
The company built and play tested Robiis thanks to grants from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. Play Works Studio is running a pre-orders campaign from April 25th to June 1st. Backers will be the first to purchase and/or donate Robiis kits to schools. The CEO and founder of Play Works Studio, Adriana Moscatelli, said "Robiis was carefully designed to be gender neutral because we believe that everyone deserves to have equal opportunities to play and learn.”
About Play Works Studio
Play Works Studio is a Seattle-based company that develops science games for girls and boys. Founded in 2013 by Adriana Moscatelli, our mission is to encourage children, especially girls, to discover a passion for science and technology while having fun. We are a team of scientists, artists, designers, engineers and educators who grew up tinkering, making, exploring, playing with building toys and being curious. We like to build and have an impact in the world. And we love science. The company has been funded by prestigious grants from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.
Play Works Studio believes in Equal Play & Equal Fun!
For more information visit www.robiis.com
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