Dragon Quest Baby & Kids ~Let's Play with Slime~ is an educational puzzle game for kids. This application is developed by SQUARE ENIX based on the "Dragon Quest" franchise. It is designed to use the changes of colours, sounds, and shapes to stimulate the kids' sensory and motor development.
The app is created in the same style as the children's picture book "スライムぴぴぴ (Slime Pipipi)". The game is free to download and play and it includes 6 games like "Slime stair climb" and "Slime tame no karakushi". Additionally, there will be 12 more educational games in total that can be purchased as the "expansion pack" of the application.
All the games in the application are designed for children aged between 1 to 5 years old to train their sensory and motor abilities. For example, in the game "Slime stair climb", children need to tap on the slime on the screen to help them climb to the top of the ladder. Contrasting colours are used in the design of this stage to stimulate children's reactions to sharp colours. There are other games that help children recognize Japanese alphabets or train their visual acuity. They are going to be great fun for children to enjoy whilst learning and training.
Over the years, the slime characters from the Dragon Quest series are proven to be iconic and a fan's favourite. Its simple yet lovely design can be accepted by children easily to catch their attention. Combined with the well-designed minigame in the app, children are bound to be intrigued while learning a lot from this game.
The game is scheduled to release in Fall 2021. Let's play with slime together!