For DeAgostini Publisher we set out to create a new type of storytelling experience, connecting printed pages with digital games.
Missione Paura is a series of books that come to life with the magic of touchscreen technology. When the books are paired with the companion mobile apps, children can play interactive games that encompass coloring, memory, and puzzles. This technology allows children to engage with the books in a unique way, blending the linear reading experience with the uncanny possibilities offered by tablets.
For the 2014 Bordeaux Biennale of Architecture, we designed an interactive playground that encourages children to explore their surroundings with a mobile app and capture colors to complete drawing challenges. The Timbuktu Playground was awarded with the First Special Mention as a leading example of how new technologies can be implemented in traditional game play mechanics to drive social innovation.
Timbuktu Pizza is a mobile game where children can choose a pizza recipe, drag the ingredients onto the dough, and watch it be eaten up by the hungry monster Eegor. Children learn how to follow real recipes step by step and when they’re done playing, they can use them to make their favorite pizzas at home with their parents. Timbuktu Pizza is featured by Apple among the best food games for children and was selected by the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco for a workshop to learn the art of Italian pizza.
Dooper School is an integrated play experience that incorporates mobile games, videos, books, and smart toys.
Designed to inspire children to become life-long movers, Dooper School portrays the life of five fourth-graders with odd super powers as they try to fit in a highly clichéd, suburban school environment. The former Olympic champion Madame Panique is the fierce PE teacher who seeks to train their powers.
Timbuktu Magazine is an award-winning digital magazine for children 6-10 years old. Praised worldwide as the first iPad magazine for children, it is based on the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education and engages children around news and current events.
Timbuktu Magazine is the winner of the Best Design Award at LAUNCH Education and Kids 2012 and the winner of Best Children’s Magazine of the Year at the Digital Magazine Awards 2013.
The Timbuktu Workshops are intensive workshops where we learn how to look through the child’s eyes. We use workshops to create collaboratively with children and to let their imagination guide the development of new products. We believe in discovery through imagination and play and we work with both educational institutions and family brands to bring to market products that empower children as creative thinkers and makers.
We’re not just a creative marketing agency. We’re a team of award-winning enterpreneurs, designers, educators, and engineers with international experience in the children’s entertainment industry. We’ve built products that have million of users and generate thousands of revenue every day.
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