Last week the GUB family attended the Once Upon a Monster pre-launch celebration in NYC.
We were totally excited to attend because the hubs and I grew up watching Sesame Street and the kiddos are now loving many of the same characters we did as kids. Not to mention the hubs is a huge gamer.
The kids were instructed on how to play by game creator, Nathan Martz.
They were a bit shy but after I joined in they enjoyed it and participated.
Nathan then had the time to talk to the hubs. He explained that he designed a game like this because he wanted the challenge of creating a game that was joyful and uplifting. He said he wanted to give the feeling just as your favorite uplifting song made you feel after hearing it, while playing a fun physical game with activities and learning lessons that you didn’t know you were learning. He wanted to create a co-playing platform that was entertaining and whole sum just like entertainment should be and sesame street game and Xbox360 Kinect was perfect to do so.
The game is made for both old and young to enjoy. With child curriculum like social development, healthy habits for life and environmental friendliness.
We had a blast playing. The game is not made to be competitive as long as you try you progress. This is great because playing against the hubs I can already tell you I would lose every time. However, you do earn stars and it makes the kids feel good to know they are doing a great job.
Here is a clip of the hubs and I playing the game at the event.
Once upon a Monster will be available October 11, 2011.
The demo is now available thru Xbox live.
For more information on the game click HERE