Science and Humor Join Forces in Toca Lab: Plants
- Carl Frisell
On June 15 the world of science will get a little bit weirder and a lot more fun when Toca Boca releases Toca Lab: Plants. Born out of Toca Boca’s classic weird science app, Toca Lab: Elements, Toca Lab: Plants gives kids tools to experiment with plants in a botanical laboratory. Mystery, science and humor all combine with the joy of discovery to empower kids to create their own hybrid plants. Curiosity leads the way as kids reveal new species and discover their unique personalities.
Toca Lab: Plants offers kids scientifically inspired pieces of lab equipment, five different stations and 35 all-new plant characters waiting to be discovered. Kids can visit the watering tank, nutrition station, cloning machine and more. Each station offers tools to help kids grow and evolve their characters as they discover the plants’ unique personalities and create new species. Some plants react happily and bask in the grow light, while others groan and wriggle away. Kids can even mix two plants together to grow something unexpected, collecting as many species as they can.
In Toca Lab: Plants kids can:
- Start with one plant and experiment their way to 35 different plant characters, each with its own unique personality
- Continue to evolve existing plants through experimentation
- Evolve plants with five lab tools: grow light, watering tank, nutrition station, cloning machine and crossbreeding apparatus
- Discover plants from five groups: green algae, mosses, ferns, trees and flowering plants
- Learn the names and Latin names of real-life plants
“Toca Lab: Plants is all about discovery” said Mårten Brüggemann, play designer at Toca Boca. “We’ve developed each plant to be different, and the suspense of a plant’s reaction to certain situations will ignite kids’ sense of exploration and playfulness. We hope Toca Lab: Plants will encourage kids to stay curious, because the curiosity of a child is the curiosity of a scientist.”
As with all Toca Boca apps, Toca Lab: Plants has no third-party advertising and features a kid-friendly interface free of rules, levels or high scores. Toca Lab: Plants will be released for $2.99 on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon June 15.
- Click here to view the app trailer
- Click here to view the press images
- Click here to go to the App Store
- Click here to go to Google Play
About Toca Boca
Toca Boca is creates digital toys and other playful products for kids around the world. Since its first product launch in 2011, Toca Boca has released 38 apps that have been downloaded more than 150 million times in 215 countries, making it the No. 1 mobile-first kids brand in the App Store. Its products focus on sparking kids’ imaginations and creating opportunities for open-ended play. With offices in San Francisco and Stockholm, Toca Boca is owned by Spin Master Corp., a global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs and manufactures a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. For more information, please visit www.tocaboca.com.