Wakefield’s Team17 makes app with Lego, Marvel

Wakefield-based Team17 Group, the developer of video games and educational entertainment apps, has announced that its subsidiary StoryToys has collaborated with Lego Group and Marvel Entertainment to create a new app.

“The Lego Duplo Marvel app will allow preschoolers to join Spidey, Captain America, Ghost-Spider, and other heroes for learning adventures and imaginative play,” said Team17.

“Each activity will feature a play experience where kids can help their favorite Marvel hero save the day by shooting webs with Spidey and his Amazing Friends or rescuing a kitten with Captain America.

“The Lego Duplo Marvel app is carefully aligned with the esteemed Headstart Early Learning Outcomes Framework to ensure it meets the developmental needs of 2-5-year-olds.

“Each activity will feature fun and engaging challenges to support learning and development skills including, early math, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving.”

StoryToys CEO Emmet O’Neill said: “We’re delighted to once again be collaborating with our amazing partners at the LegoGroup, and to be working with Marvel for the first time on such a special project.

“Preschoolers adore and aspire to be Marvel heroes and this app will offer them a positive digital experience tailored to their abilities.

“Whether kids are Lego Duplo fans, Marvel fans, or both, it’s our absolute privilege to bring them the opportunity to engage with their favourite heroes in this fun and educational digital experience.”

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