Blokify released an update to their free building app that will turn you into a master builder. The update replaces Kits with Play Packs and is available in the iTunes App Store. “The biggest thing we added in this update is changing how Kits work,” said Jenny Kortina, founder at Blokify. “We renamed them to Play Packs and instead of just loading a model when you click on it, you are guided through how to build that model. We also added a tutorial and a new play pack ‘New Blok City’.”
To access the Play Packs, click the blok icon in the upper/right-hand corner of the screen. Then choose Play Packs. There are four different Play Packs: Castle Mountain, Space Platform, Pirate Sea and New Blok City. Each Play Pack has three different models. There’s one model in Castle Mountain that includes a walk-through tutorial. This is a great place to start if you are new to Blokify and Play Packs.
Like the rest of the Blokify app, the Play Packs are easy-to-use. This is a kid-friendly app that will teach kids about 3D modeling and design. The Play Packs teach you how to build the model. For each step, Blokify displays blue bloks as a guide for a moment. Then you place a real blok to replace each blue blok.
Each correctly placed blok is rewarded with a burst of stars. If you misplace a blok, it appears with a red x. You can always receive a hint if you’re unsure where a blok goes. Don’t use too many hints because the more hints you use, the less diamonds you earn.
When a step is completed, you’ll move on to the next step.
There’s an element of memory to building the models because you have to remember where to place the right bloks. This makes it challenging and fun—even for adults.
We asked Kortina about the future of the app. “We plan on releasing new Play Packs every month,” she said. “We are excited to see everyone's reaction to our new guided building mode.”
Here at WhiteClouds, we think the new Play Packs are awesome and we think you (and your kids) will too.
Use your imagination to create your own objects. WhiteClouds is a 3D printing service company and we can 3D print your objects to bring them into the physical world. More information on the Blokify app can be found here.