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Design notes

Letter from the play designer

Hello and a very warm welcome to Toca Life: School!

Toca Life: School is the third app in the Toca Life series. Like all the apps in the Toca Life series, Toca Life: School puts your child in the director’s seat, giving them the control to make up their own stories. That’s why you’ll find few predefined animations and no scripted scenarios or rules, so that your child decides what happens to the inhabitants of Toca Life, and no one else.

Introducing a completely new cast of characters and scenes unique to Toca Life: School. We hope you find everything you and your child need to tell stories about their school life, such as getting ready for school at the house, experimenting with chemistry in class, grabbing lunch in the school cafeteria as well as playing on the playground at recess or just hanging out in the youth club after school.

If you know your child likes to make a mess, we’ve added a special feature to the cafeteria to support food fights and, of course, cleaning up afterward. If you find things get too messy, just tap our reset button in the map view and everything will be magically tidied up. And because school rocks, you’ll find instruments in the youth club to put on a musical performance.

As with Toca Life: City, you will find the screen recording feature by tapping the blue film reel icon in every scene. It records microphone input along with anything you do on the screen. Tap the button to activate it and you and your kids can record the stories they make.

Just a note on the sidewalk sign that you’ll see in every scene. This is where you can find all your characters and transport them and items they are holding between scenes.

If you’d like to have a bit of peace and quiet while your kids are playing Toca Life: City, just go to settings to turn the music off:

– Windows 10: open the menu icon at the top left corner of your Toca Boca app window.
– Windows 8.1: open the settings menu within the Charms-bar that you swipe to make appear from right side of the screen.
– Windows Phone: open the settings icon to the right side of the For Grown-Ups -page

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 the For Grown-Ups section, which you are reading now.

With updates and more exciting additions to the Toca Life series coming in the near future, we hope you will find Toca Life a place that encourages the storyteller in everyone, and makes anything possible.

Enjoy your time here!

Willow Mellbratt, Play Designer


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The Team


Elvira Björkman, Music
Håkan Lidbo, Freelance Music & sound
Viktor Khan, Freelance animator
Michael Grünewald, Freelance developer
Fille Åström, Freelance developer
Klara Miesenberger de Morais, QA
André Pettersson, QA


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.