19 Mar Getting kids physically active in TV Show What Now
MultiBall is taking Kiwi kids’ hearts by storm. Our interactive sports and gaming system MultiBall is currently the main attraction in New Zealand children’s television program “What Now”. The second episode of What Now TVNZ featuring our MultiBall system just aired on tv. Our system is one of the main sports activity formats of the show for one month. In every episode kids play the two-player game “Idol Rush”
What Now encourages children to get active
What Now is filmed before a live audience at a random school in New Zealand, which is selected every week. The show is promoting ‘healthy eating healthy action and motivates kids to do more sports. A perfect match for MultiBall.
The show has a long-standing association with the Weet-Bix Kiwi Kids Tryathlon, and with Sport and Recreation New Zealand whose ‘Push Play’ message encourages children to be physically active.
How can kids benefit from playing video games?
Children are naturally active. All we need to do is to trigger it. MultiBall is a mixed reality sports & gaming platform built for the interaction between physical activity and digital games. The concept is pretty simple. Fun and Entertainment. All you need is a ball that you kick, throw or hit with a racquet to play MultiBall Games. Educational Games to learn math, geography or improve memory skills, hand-eye-coordination are easy to learn and accessible for kids.
Idol Rush Game Explanation
Idol Rush is a fun multiplayer game for kids and beginners. The rules are simple. Destroy the rocks as fast as you can until the golden idol hits the floor to win the game. Look at the colored flames at the edge of the play area. Destroy the stones of the same colour as the flame first to collect additional points and beat the opponent. Idol Rush allows the players to immerse into an ancient pyramid and be the smarter and better player in order to claim victory and become the next Indiana Jones.
Idol Rush Training Objective
It is a perfect game to create a competitive environment and get two players, build up exciting rallies. By hitting every rock, bricks and obstacle to get the golden shrine to the bottom, only one player will get the victory. This is a great way to elevate the player’s competitive spirit while also training their precision, speedy technique and strategical play.
MultiBall is a mixed reality sports & gaming platform built for the interaction between physical activity and digital games.
The challenge for our society nowadays is to make physical activity fun enough to help people, in particular the youngster generation, adapt to a more healthy lifestyle. Our core vision is to innovate the sports world and to give it the cool-factor it deserves, in order to provide an effective solution. Sports and Tech combined with Gamification is the key, and our products demonstrate the power of the fun factor in the equation.