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Kids webcomic Dreamland Chronicles gets trading card game for iPad

Indie developer Protobird Games launched its Kickstarter project for The Dreamland Chronicles, a trading card game for iPad, Kindle and Android tablets this week. The game is based on the long-running, kid-friendly fantasy webcomic of the same name, and has players collecting animated trading car...

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Ad Council promotes child dental hygiene with Toothsavers app

Hey kids! Are you brushing your teeth twice a day, for at least two minutes each time? You're not?! Sounds like you need Toothsavers, the first mobile app to be created entirely by the Ad Council! Toothsavers is an iOS and Android-compatible game designed to make brushing your teeth fun! Okay, e...

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Inaugural Super BR Jam donates 100% of proceeds to help kids in Rio

Super BR Jam is bringing together 30 indie development studios from across Brazil for a little bit of gaming and a whole lot of charity. Those so inclined can donate any amount of money they choose to receive copies of every game made during the game jam, while those who pay $5 or more will re...

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NPD: 'Almost' as many kids gaming on mobiles as consoles, computers

Information broker The NPD Group's "Kids and Gaming 2013" report found that children aged 12 to 17 are spending seven hours per week on mobile gaming, up from five hours per week in 2011. The report studied the gaming habits of children aged 2 to 17. While more children still use computers and c...

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Dad re-tiles Donkey Kong for his daughter, has Pauline save Mario

To a 3-year-old, it's a logical enough assumption: We can play as a girl, Princess Peach, in Super Mario Bros. 2, so we should be able to play as Pauline in Donkey Kong. Most seasoned players know this isn't the case, since Donkey Kong features a static game of boy-saves-girl – until now. "...

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US kids want an iPad more than a Wii U for the holidays, Nielsen finds

It's worthwhile to note that this Nielsen graph showing the most-wanted tech gadgets for kids age 6 - 12 in the US is titled "Interest in Buying in the Next 6 Months." That's probably an incorrect assertion, since we haven't seen any 8-year-olds working the late shift at McDonald's recently. It sho...

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Finger Puppet Frenzy

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We believe they deserve a wider audience with the Joystiq Indie Pitch: This week, iOS title Finger...

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Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure combines Kinect and Pixar flicks next March

What's better than a Kinect game styled after a Disney Pixar movie? Try a Kinect game styled after five Disney Pixar movies! The overly branded Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is exactly that, offering up a series of Kinect-enabled minigames centered around five Disney Pixar movies: To...

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Serious Sam 3 blood options include green, hippie and kids

As Serious Sam 3 spokes-dude Rich Knuckles is quick to point out, however, that's "kids blood" in the plural sense, not "kid's blood" in the possessive. Not that "multiple child blood" sounds much better, mind you, but it's actually not as bad as it seems....

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Netflix's 'Just for Kids' section added to Wii

If the Netflix application on your Nintendo Wii is used exclusively for the Spongebobbening of adolescent family members (or yourself, we suppose), you'll want to keep an eye on its new content channel: Just for Kids. The section features films, television shows and franchise filters specifically...

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