Octobo is a reactive plush octopus toy with a tablet display on his head, soft sensors throughout his body, and his own interactive storybook! As parents and children read the book together, they discover what Octobo wants, give him things they find in the book, interact with Octobo, and see him respond to them.
Octobo has been selected for alt.ctrl.GDC 2016, IndieCade Showcase @ E3 2016, and Indie Prize Showcase | USA 2016. The Octobo team is starting to look for interested partner companies for manufacturing, marketing, and distribution, and is planning a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
- Interactive plush that combines seamlessly with tablet
- Octobo responds to touch and storybook pieces
- Fun for the whole family
- New stories available on the app store
About YUTING SU and OCTOBO:
Octobo’s creator, Yuting Su (IMGD MFA ’16), is a maker, designer, and producer of games and new media. She feels a strong affinity toward tangible products and innovative combinations of different media forms. Octobo began as her MFA thesis project at the University of Southern California’s Interactive Media and Games program. In a world where children are turning away from physical toys in favor of unfeeling screens, she hopes Octobo can introduce a new kind of seamless digital/physical hybrid gameplay that brings back the joy of tangible play.
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On Twitter @playoctobo