The cloudBoard Kickstarter project launched by Digital Dream Labs, introduces an interactive video game accessory for kids.

cloudBoard is a board game video game hybrid aimed at kids aged 4-12 and it teaches complex concepts via plastic blocks, which in turn control a video game character. The blocks are versatile, and they can represent anything. This allowed Digital Dream Labs to create several games for the board, covering complicated concepts like chemistry and engineering.

Peter Kinney, cofounder of Digital Dream Labs, says the beauty of the cloudBoard is breaking the child's focus from what's happening on the screen. "Having a physical piece that you can hold in your hands also engages more of your mind and gives you a way to relate complicated subjects to something you already understand, which is the basis of hands-on learning," Kinney says.

Kinney also says a sentence-building game and a tower defense game are in the works, but he encourages other developers to create games for the cloudBoard.

"The ideas that we're the most excited about are the ones that other people will come up with," Kinney says. "We realize that we're not going to be able to make every cloudBoard game ourselves, so every cloudBoard can also be used as a development unit for anyone to make their own games on."

The cloudBoard is compatible with most devices (PC, tablet or smartphone) on virtually any platform.

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