Superhero - Letter to parents

It’s time to save the day!

Dear parent,

What kid hasn’t draped a blanket around their shoulders and pretended to fly? I know I did! Although you don't need to confront a giant, purple octopus to be a superhero: random acts of kindness are equally heroic to me!

This app takes place in a big city, and at first we were concerned that it wouldn’t be as bright and playful as our other environments, such as Fairy Tales, Forest Flyer, or Space Explorer. However, we took a little extra time to figure out the colours and layout, using lots of sketches and paper cut-outs, and the city ended up being vibrant and densely layered. We are really pleased with how it turned out!

I’m especially happy that we were able to incorporate the CN Tower, as a nod to Toronto where we live! And I love the element of surprise when the tower comes to life – something I think kids look for when playing our apps.

How to play

Superhero begins atop a skyscraper at Jack’s house. Tap to call him out to play, and then move your finger across the screen to guide him around the city. As he zooms around, little yellow markers appear, each one indicating an animation. There are more than 30 to find. You can also tap anywhere on the screen, and Jack will fly directly there.

To talk about

While exploring Superhero with your little one, ask questions and make up stories. How will Jack help his friends? How can you be a superhero at home? When you’re finished playing, why not put on a cape while tidying up toys together?

Up, up and away!
Super Elaine Hsu, Artist

The Team
Lisa Armstrong, Designer
Peter Hamilton, Developer
Luke Lutman, Developer
Aaron Leighton, Artist
Carole Boudreau, Animator
Elaine Hsu, Artist
Gabby DaRienzo, Artist
Vanessa Logan, Technical Artist
Danny Simmons, Sound Design
Ryan Fairley, QA

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