Toca Boca

Toca Band goodies!

1 Oct 2012 by Björn Jeffery

Enjoying Toca Band? For those of you who just can’t get enough of Stikk Figga and the rest of the bunch, we’ve put together some fun stuff – shall we call it bonus material? – to print out and get busy with:

Collectors’ cards
Cut them out and carry the band around in your pocket! Play tip: print out two copies and you have your own Toca Boca memory game!
Download here: Collectors cards printout (pdf)

Colouring pages
Does Wao Miao look better in green? Or stripes? Time to get out those crayons and find out!
Download here: Colouring pages (pdf)

Toca Band poster
Every great band has to have a cool poster – and Toca Band is no exception!
Download here: Poster (click to open, then right-click to save image to your computer)

Toca Band characters
Here they are – all 16 of them!
Download here: Characters (click to open, then right-click to save image to your computer)

Introducing: Toca Band

20 Sep 2012 by Björn Jeffery

Toca Band is now rocking App Store! In this musical app, our lovable rapper Stikk Figga and the rest of the 16-man band can be placed on differents areas of the stage in order to create endless combinations of rhythms, beats and tunes.

You can also play each character in solo mode. Downtempo or upbeat, rock or opera – it’s all up to you how you want Toca Band’s hit song to sound! Get it today at App Store – just $1.99.

Want to see more? Check out the game play trailer here.

Like the song? Get it (and the cool remix!) on iTunes and Spotify.

Credits
Play Designer: Jens Peter de Pedro
Art Director: Arvid Tappert & Emil Berner
Playsmiths: Jack Nutting, Erik Olsson & Andrey Zhukov
Producer: Emil Ovemar
Music: Håkan Lidbo
Animation: Martin Nyberg & Johan Sonestedt

Toca Band – for iOS 5 and up (how to upgrade)

13 Sep 2012 by Björn Jeffery

Toca Band requires iOS 5, which means that if you’re on iOS 4 you’ll need to upgrade to be able to download it.

Why should I upgrade?
Besides being able to install Toca Band, your device will be more compatible with existing and future software. If you choose to activate iCloud, you can perform future updates and sync files without connecting to a computer – a wifi connection is all you need. Also, future updates will be much simpler and quicker, as you won’t need to connect your device to a computer anymore.

Can’t I just wait until iOS 6 is released on September 19?
Absolutely. However, until iOS 6 has been out for a few days, we can’t provide you with any instructions on how to update from iOS 4. If you want to be able to use Toca Band right away without having to worry about iOS 6 upgrade issues, we recommend that you upgrade to iOS 5 now.

HOW TO UPGRADE TO IOS 5
The actual upgrade process is usually very simple, but takes a little time, so make sure you’re not in a hurry. Follow these instructions if you’re using a computer that you’ve already synced your device with before:

1) IMPORTANT! Before upgrading: back up your device! This is an absolute must if you don’t want important information (contacts, text messages, game data) to be lost after upgrading. Here’s how to back up:
a) Connect your iOS device to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed.
b) Select your iOS device in iTunes under Devices.
c) Right-click (or Control-click) the device and select Back Up.

To upgrade:
2) Now locate your device in the left panel of iTunes and click on it. This will open up the Settings Panel on the right.
3) Click on the “Check for updates” button and choose “Download and Update”. iTunes will now automatically download the new iOS 5 software, upgrade your device and restore the data automatically. This will probably take some time – do NOT disconnect your device during the upgrade process. Just follow the instructions when prompted.
4) Once your device is successfully updated, it will restart. After that, you can safely eject it from iTunes.

If you’re using a computer that you’ve never synced your device with before:
Please follow these instructions on Apple’s support page.

Naming contest!

11 Sep 2012 by Björn Jeffery

Only nine days left until Toca Band is released – and we just discovered that one of the band members still doesn’t have a name! Do you and your kids want to help us out? Check out this little video to see how the character looks and sounds – then think hard and send your very best name suggestion.

E-mail your suggestion together with your postal address to alison@tocaboca.com, with “Naming contest” in the subject line, latest Monday September 17th. The winning name will be presented here and on our Facebook page on the 19th. The winner will also receive a little Toca Boca goodiebag – so don’t forget to give us your postal address! If you’re under 16, please include your parents’ names and e-mail addresses.

Contest period: September 11-17, 2012. The winning name will be chosen by members of the Toca Boca staff, and presented on www.tocaboca.com and Toca Boca’s Facebook page on September 19, 2012. The winner will also be notified by e-mail. The decision of the judges is final and binding. Toca Boca reserves the right to use the winning character name in promotion material related to Toca Boca and Toca Band, including the Toca Band app description on App Store.

Edit: We’ve received so many good entries that we’ll need a little more time. We’ll be announcing the winner on Friday September 21st!

Toca Band trailer

7 Sep 2012 by Björn Jeffery

Turn the volume up – it’s finally time to show you our next release. Introducing … TOCA BAND!

Our new musical toy, featuring 16 fun band members, will be rocking App Store on Thursday, September 20th, at $1.99. Check out the official game play trailer here! It’s wicked!