Almost 1 year after our first release on Nintendo Switch, we are pleased to announce BodyQuest, our next educational game with a Natural Science theme that will be available on Nintendo's hybrid console in 2021. In addition, children and non-children will be able to enjoy the adventure on iOS y Android.
BodyQuest is an adventure that takes place inside the human body and mixes puzzles, platforms and educational activities in a fun environment, full of evil bosses y armas especiales. Año 2134, una extraña enfermedad se ha extendido por el mundo y solo un grupo de investigadores que utilizan la nanotecnología podrán encontrar el remedio. Entra en el cuerpo de Finn, un niño enfermo, y recorre su aparato locomotor, nervioso, digestivo, respiratorio y circulatorio para encontrar una cura que salve a la humanidad.
When did BodyQuest start to develop?
They say that fiction sometimes resembles reality and, in this case, more than ever. Although BodyQuest began to develop before the arrival of Covid-19, there are certain similarities that have been inevitable, so much so that in one of the levels appears an enemy very similar to a Coronavirus. In addition, throughout the game appear winks to characters from Marvel and popular culture.
"Mathland was very well received at Nintendo Switch and we have decided to go back to the platform with BodyQuest, its audience connects very well with our educational games and there are not many of these on the console,"said David Rioja, CEO of Didactoons.
"BodyQuest was born in March 2019, at that time we already had the design of the first assets of the game, although it was not until March 2020 that its development took strength. We detected that there was a lack of software and webs that supported the subject of Natural Sciences. For this reason, we decided to create a video game that, from our perspective, would help them to understand how the parts of the human body work and that would do so in a functional and practical way, not just in theory" said Antonio Muñoz, co-founder of Didactoons.
What is BodyQuest?
Especially suitable for ages 6 and up, BodyQuest has four main characters that can be chosen at the beginning of the game and modified at any time. At Didactoons we reward good learning and, as levels are passed and collectibles are made available in the form of diplomas, the characters can be personalised for better skateboards, tools and accessories.
The adventure is divided into 25 levels, five for each device, as well as didactic exercises that can be played outside the adventure to improve on those questions that may have been missed. BodyQuest is adapted to the ages of its players and for that reason the same contents are not taught in an initial level as in a more advanced one. In this way, the children find new challenges to overcome the adventure.
The game will arrive fully translated in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Japanese and Korean, “something that has been a challenge because we have had to adapt to the different educational languages and their levels”, said David Rioja.
BodyQuest is being developed at Unity with a proprietary level editor, which is based on the experience of MathLand. It is worth noting that, although it will also be released on iOS and Android devices, the game is being developed from scratch on Nintendo Switch and will be the reference for the creation of the mobile versions.
On an artistic level, it features original music by Daniel Nuñez Martín, a composer who has worked with Didactoons on the soundtracks of MathLand and ABC Dinos. He has also composed the soundtrack for the video game A Rite From The Stars and several short films.
We will soon announce its final release date and offer you new details of the game.