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Apps For Healthy Kids Competition

Jun 30, 2010

Swinxs entered its specially designed game: ‘America Let’s Get Moving!’ for the Apps For Healthy Kids competition. The goal of the competition is “to create innovative, fun and engaging software tools and games that encourage children directly or through their parents to make more nutritious food choices and be more physically active.”

Watch the video of America Let's Get Moving!

America Let’s Get Moving! Is a physically active and educational game played with the screen-free game console Swinxs. The goal of the game is to collect all 6 nutritional food groups (Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Milk, Oil and last but not least Meat & Beans) as fast as possible. In order to do so, players will have to use both their brains and their body because they can collect them by answering quiz-questions and by playing a ‘simon says’ type active game. The game not only explains what a calorie is, but let's players burn them off. It lets kids truly experience the relation between the food they eat and the movement that is needed to burn it. America  Let's get moving shows kids the importance of balance.

 

Tufts University students create Swinxs games

May 27, 2010

Associate Professor Marina Bers of the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development and Computer Science Department at Tufts University teamed up with Swinxs Inc. for the course “Technological Tools for Learning”. This course explores the design and use of new technologies in the learning environment (schools, museums, after-school programs, etc.).

Students were divided into 4 groups. Each group developed their own Swinxs game(s). The Tufts University games were all of such high quality and creativity that Swinxs Inc. has decided to publish them all later this year. The first game to be published will be a game called “Descramble”, a game where players learn many new ways in which to communicate

 

Swinxs is also perfect for a fantastic birthday party!

Mar 24, 2010

Is it almost your birthday and are you wondering what your party should look like? Then go out and get a Swinxs and your party will be a guaranteed success! Would you like an active day or do you prefer quizzes? Everything is possible with the Swinxs. You can download the games onto your Swinxs and you are good to go! And the best part: you and your friends can all play at the same time. So what are you waiting for? Buy it online right here!

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The invitation

When organizing a party you will of course need to send out real invitations. Soon you will be able to send your friends a real Swinxs invitation. You just have to wait a bit longer….

The party itself

Think about what you want to do on your party. Do you want to go outside, to the park or the forest or would you rather stay inside and play? Download the games you need, you can do that right here.

Swinxs is good for you

Jan 16, 2010
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Just playing with Swinxs for an hour a day gives children enough intensive movement to be in regulation with the Dutch Standard Healthy Movement. This is the conclusion from research done by TNO and the The Hague College. That is good news, because it means that Swinxs is not only a lot of fun but also very healthy.

Participants of this research were 24 primary school kids between the ages of 7 and 9.

The research looks at the intensity, oxygen intake and the children’s heartbeat. Group interviews were also held with the children playing with Swinxs. The research also shows that the children thought Swinxs was a fun, good looking game console that they would love to own for themselves. But that of course was no news to us ; )

Read more on this research on the TNO Website (Dutch)

In depth look by ConCrave: Is Swinxs 2009's Toy of the Year?

Oct 20, 2009

A great review of Swinxs. They put the product in the right peoples’ hands; the kids !

In depth look by ConCrave: Is Swinxs 2009's Toy of the Year?

New Family Games Console Sweeps Up Top Toy Awards

Oct 14, 2009

Swinxs, Inc. innovators of the new interactive, screen-free games console for kids, has received widespread toy industry endorsement. Within two months into its U.S. launch, the new family-friendly games pod has received five coveted awards:

  • 1) The 2009 Game of the Year Award in the Electronic Toy category by Creative Child Magazine
  • 2) The National Parenting Center’s 2009 Seal of Approval
  • 3) The Gold Award by the National Parenting Publications Awards
  • 4) The 10 Best Audio Award by Dr. Toy and
  • 5) The 100 Best Children’s Products Award by Dr. Toy.

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Swinxs Celebrates Addition of Three Coveted Awards to its Growing List of Credentials

Oct 1, 2009

Swinxs, the the new family-friendly games console is the new recipient of three awards, the Gold Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), as well as the 10 Best Audio Products Award and 100 Best Products Award from Dr. Toy. Since its recent launch into the U.S. in August 2009, Swinxs is honored to have quickly garnered industry recognition for its portable screen-free console, using innovative technology to add a fresh twist to traditional play.
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Swinxs U.S. Launch Catapults Family Fun Into the Future

Aug 24, 2009

Swinxs, the hottest innovation in family-friendly interactive play has hit U.S. shores. The portable screen-free entertainment console engages kids in physical, creative and educational play (including musical chairs, tag and relay) by using its voice in combination with sounds and colors.
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Swinxs Wins The National Parenting Center 2009 Seal of Approval

Aug 20, 2009
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Swinxs has been awarded the 2009 Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center just as Swinxs celebrates its launch into the U.S. market.

“We are incredibly pleased that the National Parenting Center testing team has recognized the importance of providing children with innovative toys that encourage interative play, learning, discovery and exercise,” comments Arnout Asjes, founder. “Swinxs is excited to find that the combination of new technology and traditional games is peaking the interest of both industry and families alike.”

The National Parenting Center each year identifies top products and services for parent and child audiences and remains among the world's most respected authorities in the fields of child rearing and development. The Seal of Approval award is run by an independent testing panel consisting of parents, children and educators. Award recipients are determined using a multi-step testing process conducted over an eight week period in which panelists have the opportunity to trial and judge the submitted products, rating each on desirability, sturdiness, interactive stimulation and other ingredients essential in the make-up of a quality product.
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Creative Child: 2009 Game of the Year Award

Jun 24, 2009
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On the eve of its official U.S.A. launch the new Swinxs game console has received the coveted title of "Game of the Year" from the highly respected national parenting magazine, Creative Child.

"Swinxs is a new type of family-friendly game console that challenges today's perceptions of a traditional console. Our major point of difference is that Swinxs delivers screen-free interactive play. This makes it all the more exciting that the reviewers have so quickly embraced and applauded our unique approach," comments Arnout Asjes, founder. "The console plays games - from a free ever expanding library of downloads accessed from the Swinxs website - talks, listens, and even referees, keeping kids entertained for hours."

For years, Creative Child Magazine has provided parents with an exceptional resource for finding both educational and fun toys for their children. Creative Child Magazine's Awards Program is unique in that more than 100 mothers and early youth educators review all entries. The reviewers who fill out evaluation forms at each toy station critique hundreds of toys, dolls, games, etc., on their positive value for children. Creative Child Magazine's staff collects the forms and tallies up the score at the end.
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And the award goes to... Swinxs!

Nov 10, 2008

Last month the European Innovation Game Award 2008 were being held for the very first time and Swinxs was invited! According to our correspondent it was a wonderful evening filled with fun, entertainment and the handing out of several awards...

The Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport, Urban and Regional Development wanted to encourage the development of innovative games and therefore offered the European Innovative Games Award (EIGA) in cooperation with the European Commission. Games developers, games publishers, publishing companies, freelancers and young new talent who create, publish and sell computer and/or video games from any member state of the European Union (EU) were all eligible to take part in this competition. Of the 77 registrations 11 parties were selected to remain in the running for a spot among the top three most innovative game companies. Swinxs won Third prize; a great accomplishment in our first year on the market!

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