Doors, curtains, couches, beds – there’s nothing my kids won’t hide behind or beneath, ready to jump out and scare the scream out of whoever’s in the house.
Good thing Toca Boca, digital toymaker and DGOE fave, captured that spooktacular spirit so many kids have this time of year and channeled it into a new app called Toca Boo.
Released just today and inspired by traditional Swedish storytelling and the works of artist Tove Jansson, the app is set in a big old house where the main character, a little girl named Bonnie, dresses up like a ghost so she can float around and scare her family.
Kids simply drag Bonnie from room to room – there are six to explore – so she can hide under tables (and in the toilet!), munch peppers and plums to add color to her scare tactics, dance to disco music, turn on the kettle, rattle things, discover hidden surprises, and generally enjoy being invisible.
Then, when kids are ready, all they have to do is tap the character (there are six all together) so Bonnie can yell “BOO!” Stay away from the flashlights, candles and lanterns each character carries with them though, or Bonnie will be seen.
As with all Toca Boca apps, the interface is super intuitive, there are no time limits, rules, in-app purchases or external advertising.
Toca Boo is available for iOS and an Android version is coming soon.
Photo credits: Toca Boca