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Toy Drive - Place a Driving Game in the Real World with Augmented Reality

By Toywheel

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

Check out the cool new WINTER WORLD with the ability to recognize real physical objects!

Toy Drive is the full version of Toy Car RC, which has been downloaded more than 100k times globally and hit #1 in the iPad charts for kids 6-8 in over 25 countries.

With Toy Drive, you can beam into a total of 5 interactive worlds and drive 6 awesome vehicles (ice cream truck, spaceship, jeep etc.). The worlds are full of cool features like robots, ramps, loops and even flying fish!

**FEATURES**
+ 6 awesome virtual vehicles that you can beam into the real world using your device’s camera
+ 5 fun virtual worlds with tons of interactive elements to discover
+ Spaceship with a virtual hangar that transports the cars from world to world
+ Kid-friendly interface
+ Multiple steering options - tap where you want to go, or use the virtual joystick
+ No course, no finish line - drive however and wherever you want!
+ Helpful characters that can ride along and repair any damage from crashes
+ No in-app purchases

**FOR PARENTS**
With the help of augmented reality (AR) technology, Toy Drive allows you and your kids to experience an interactive simulation of driving a virtual remote controlled (RC) car through the real world. In order to work, the app requires that your device's camera recognize a target image. You can print out the free, pre-made target images included in the app or create temporary ones by taking pictures with your device's camera.

**PLAY TIP**
Toy Drive is specifically designed for kids 6+ years old. At this age, kids love making up their own stories. We recommend that you print out different targets and place them in different rooms around the house. Then, let your kids go from room to room with the device (“Spaceship”) while imagining Wheely and his friends’ adventures in the different worlds.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start your engines!

**PRESS**
"This augmented-reality kids toy will make you feel so old" (VentureBeat)
"Toywheel is bringing more of a human agenda into digital" (FastCoexist)
"A cool way to get kids interested in emerging technologies like Augmented Reality" (ARNews.TV)

ABOUT TOYWHEEL
Toywheel is a Berlin-based company dedicated to empowering future generations through games, equipping them with roots & wings. Specially created and designed for kids, Toywheel's apps have no 3rd party ads and no in-app purchases.

What's New in Version 2.7

This version includes WINTER WORLD, the first new world we've added since the launch. It's packed with cool new digital elements like igloos, christmas trees, a Yeti and a trailer that hooks on to your vehicle. But most exciting of all, it can recognize real world objects!

To take advantage of this awesome feature, prepare a marker for WINTER WORLD and place a few objects around it. Next, point your device's camera at the target, bring the device closer and then pull away. Next, pan your device's camera around the objects. After a few seconds, they'll be covered in a layer of virtual ice!

Once the objects have been iced over, they'll be treated as obstacles. Try driving into one and you'll hear an awesome crunching noise! To remove the ice and start over, just press the snowflake in the bottom right corner of the screen.

It's all explained in an animated tutorial that automatically pops up once you launch WINTER WORLD.

In honor of WINTER WORLD, we also added a new vehicle - the sleigh! It works great with Winter World, but you can also try it out with WESTERN WORLD, CANDY LAND and all the other worlds you already know and love.

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Toy Drive - Place a Driving Game in the Real World with Augmented Reality
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7
  • Size: 112 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
  • Seller:
Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 6–8

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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