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Design notes

Letter from the play designer

It’s work o’clock!

Hey there and welcome to Toca Life: Office. As with all of the apps in the Toca Life series, it puts kids in the director’s seat to make up their own stories. There are no rules or scripted scenarios; it’s all up to your kid to decide what happens to the inhabitants of Toca Life.

As a kid growing up I thought a lot about what my parents did all day long in their office. What was happening with those meetings, important papers and computer screens? In Toca Life: Office kids will be able to create whatever stories they imagine about working in an office. Maybe someone is getting their first job, a baby from the daycare becomes the boss or all meetings are now held inside the aquarium!

For the more adventurous storytellers we’ve included new outfits so you can turn anyone into a superhero. We have also placed secrets here and there, so keep an eye out for those!

We hope you’ll enjoy yourselves playing Toca Life: Office. With updates and more exciting additions to the Toca Life series coming in the near future, we hope you’ll find Toca Life a place that encourages the storyteller in everyone.

Time to get to work!

Petter Karlsson, Play Designer

 

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How to play

What to do
On the map screen, tap on a building to visit one of the various locations. You’ll find lots of things to do in each location.

Characters

  • Move characters around to act out situations.
  • Dress up characters by dragging hats and masks lying around onto their heads.
  • Change characters’ clothes by dragging them onto their bodies.
  • Give characters food or drinks by dragging edible items to their mouths.
  • Give characters things to hold by dragging objects to their hands. If you give a character an item to hold, they’ll bring it with them even if you go to another location.

Objects

  • Move objects around to set up for different scenarios.
  • Toggle certain objects by tapping them, such as putting out and lighting candles and programming on a laptop computer.
  • Tap some objects — like the water faucet in the kitchen or fridge doors — to get different results.

Everything is saved the way you left it as you leave a location. There are lots of things to do like throwing stuff in the trash, flushing the toilet and taking a shower. Explore the app with a curious mind and you’ll find a lot of surprises!


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Sidewalk
You can find all your characters by tapping the sidewalk sign in the bottom right corner. You can also transport the characters and anything they are holding between locations via the sidewalk.


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Resetting
If your locations are starting to feel a bit too messy, you can do a quick cleanup by pressing the reset button in the top right corner of the map screen. Everything will be magically tidied and all of your characters’ hairstyles and clothing will reset to their default settings.


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Settings
If you’d like to have a bit of peace and quiet while your kids are playing Toca Life, just go to settings at the top right corner on your start screen. If you tap this you can switch off the music in the app. This also gives you the option to turn off the icons on the start screen for what we call Toca News, as well as for the For Grown-Ups section, which you are reading now.

The Team

FULL CREDITS

CONCEPT:
Emil Ovemar, Executive Producer/Co-founder
Willow Mellbratt, Play Designer
Daniel Abensour, Art Director

RELEASE TEAM:
Nick Ljungqvist, Release Manager
Andreas Bergman, Android Programmer
Matti Grip, iOS Programmer
Markus Gustavsson, Programmer
Rasmus Langvad, Web Programmer
Roy Yasasindhu, QA

MARKETING:
Johanna Andersson, Art Director
Rebecca Crusoe, Marketing Director
Michaela Rosengren, Designer

ANALYTICS AND RESEARCH:
Chris Lindgren, Kids & Play Research Manager
Sheena Coseip, Data Infrastructure Manager

A SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Viktor Khan, Freelance Animator
Lisa Frick, Freelance Artist
Ivan Höök, Freelance Programmer
Eddy Moulder, Freelance Animator
Oliver Holmgren, Freelance Designer
Red Pipe Sound Design AB, Freelance Music & Sound
Håkan Lidbo, Freelance Music & Sound
Walid Sodki, Freelance QA
Dennis Bagstevold, Freelance QA

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Toca Life series is made possible through a dedicated game team but also by using various open source plugins, other open source software and sometimes we work with friends or others companies that we like to acknowledge.

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