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Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game

by Mattel
 (3.9 stars from 596 customer reviews)

50 new from $21.94    14 collectible from $12.99    

List Price: $59.99
  • Get into the game -hands-on video game development -with Bloxels video game creation platform!
  • Build your video games with a mix of physical and digital tools that include designs to help get you started creating your first game
  • The Bloxels Builder app is free to download to your compatible device (not included)
  • Create game rooms, characters and game art using the 13" x 13" Gameboard and 320 blocks in eight different colors
  • When creating game rooms, each color in your design represents a different element, like green for terrain, blue for water or red for a hazard. When working on art, the color blocks represent the pixel art

Product Description
Product Description
Build your own video games with Bloxels! The innovative video game creation platform makes concepting and execution easy. Watch your game world come to life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and objects because you are the artist, game designer, storyteller, programmer, publisher AND player! The physical pieces in the Bloxels game set work with the free Bloxels Builder app to digitize your creations, put them on-screen and make them playable. Just download the FREE Bloxels Builder app to your smart device (not included) to get started. Then use the 13 x 13 Gameboard and colored blocks to design a room, create the art for game elements and bring your heroes and villains to life. When creating game rooms, each color in your design represents a different element, like terrain, water or a hazard. When working on art, the blocks represent the pixelated image. There are eight different colors and 320 blocks for lots of endless possibilities. Once you have finished adding blocks, snap a picture with the "in-app camera" to digitize your creation. Go from blocks to "bloxels" instantly! On-screen test your game, edit layouts and change the colors of your art assets. The process of building the game is easy to follow, with instructions and tutorials to help beginners. From creating the map of your game to animating your characters to adding power-ups to full-on playing, you make the decisions and produce the work. When your game is ready for the world to play, post it to the Bloxels Infinity Wall to share. Fellow 13-bit builders can play your game and buy your creations to use in their own games, earning you coins. Coins you earn can be used to buy content from other players to remix within your game in new and creative ways. How will your game evolve? How will it start? What story will you tell? Get ready to get in the game -- video game development -- with Bloxels. Includes Gameboard, 320 blocks, challenge poster and instruction manual; the Bloxels Builder app is downloadable for free. For a list of the latest supported devices, please visit www.BloxelsBuilder.com. Colors and decorations may vary.

Customer Reviews

850 of 872 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent idea. Included board is probably more for show than go., October 20, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Now here is an epic idea. Take a pinch of Minecraft, a hint of Legos, along with classic platform video games and turn it into a toy that not only allows children to play those video games, but to help craft them too. Seriously, as a former computer programmer, I think that idea alone deserves a slow hand clap. Let kids be creative, let them THINK, and also let them play. Awesome.

I got this for my 11-year old son, but I had to take it for a spin myself for this review. (This is going to be a reward or a Christmas present later, I think. Don’t tell him!)

I installed the app on my Android tablet. One thing that was clear from the app is that there are a lot of young craftsman out there creating games. Also impressive is that Mattel has created an easy-to-use interface that allows these designers to share and play each other’s work. That’s what the Internet is all about!

After exploring the app for a bit, I got to work on the test pattern you’re supposed... Read more

234 of 249 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloxels is AMAZING!!!, September 22, 2016
This is so much more than the board game you purchase. This is also an app that you use in conjunction with the board. The board is just the beginning! My 10 year old son absouletly loves Bloxels. He makes his very own video games to play and share. He likes the fact that he can create his own characters, his own levels and tell his own story. He is on the 6th rendition of one of his games and each and every game is better then the last. He is always learning new and exciting things with Bloxels. Bloxels encourages him to get in touch with his creative self and develope his storytelling abilities. As a parent I do not have to monitor or limit his Bloxel time because every minute engages him think, learn and grow. Kudos to the makers of Bloxels!

P.S. If you have any issues or questions, please check out the Bloxels website for support. They are super helpful and happy to answer questions and trouble shoot.

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just download the app, August 18, 2017
Bought this as a birthday present for my son. He loves video games and has asked me about how video games are made. Now this game is nowhere near how real video games are made, but i thought it would be an interesting way to fuel his interest, while letting him use his imagination.

Well, i kind of got that, but realized in the end that i didnt need to spend the money on this board. The board works with an app that you download from the Google Play store. My son downloaded the app onto my Samsung tablet. However, the app refused to capture the levels my son built with this board through my camera, which is how its supposed to work. However, you don't need the board to use the app. The app has stand alone functionality that allows you to build levels in the app.

In the end, interesting concept and both of my sons enjoyed it, but it would have been nice if it worked the way it was supposed to.

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