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About PlayCraft

We are a start-up devoted to helping children improve their cognitive and socio-emotional abilities. Starting from the youngest ones – 3 year-olds up to 12+ year-olds, we train valuable life skills through play and support our players in becoming happy, well-rounded, and socially responsible adults.

 

PlayCraft is the brand, under which a variety of products and services are being developed. The vision that we hold is to create a vast variety of products and services for the digital market as well as the offline activities related to kids.

 

Currently, we are developing educational software for kids 4 to 6+ year-olds for tablets and phablets. It runs in a fairy-tale narrative sequence through 12 episodes, where each episode is a separate game challenge. The aim is to constantly develop new episodes, which enhance the learners and secure the adoption of the desired skills.

 

 

Methodology

Simulation

Kids are placed in a series of authentic life-like situations, where they can play, interact with game characters, and solve challenges as they would in real life. It is proven that simulation play increases the transfer of skills in real life.

Narrative

The software, we are currently developing, runs in a fairy-tale narrative sequence through 12 episodes, where each episode is a separate game challenge. The aim is to constantly develop new episodes, which enhance the learners and secure the adoption of the desired skills. 

Feedback

Игровото пространство, което създаваме за децата е изцяло безопасно - без правилен или грешен отговор, целящо да стимулира и зачита индивидуалния избор. Обратната връзка, която децата получават е на момента, винаги положителна и окуражаваща за по-нататъшно проучване, поемане на риск и развитие.

Experience

Children learn and form their understanding through experience. We allow them to experiment with no fear of punishment a variety of emotions and reactional patterns, to test them, receive feed-back and be prepared for similar real-life situations.

From Our Blog

A story for the story

07/13/17
We have all been children. We have grown up with characters like Pippi Longstocking, Tom Sawyer, Cinderella and Peter Pan. Characters that have inspired our imagination to travel in time, to dream about magical places, to think and analyze, and feel a true deep emphaty. These fairy-tale characters were the role models for us. From them we were learning and picking which are valuable skills and qualities that to possess in order to be accepted, to be liked and to be successful in a society. The characters in question, do not age opposed to us. Today, we are already grown up children and we are in the role of parents. Our children, the children of the 21st century are the same as us - curious, exploring and thirsty for adventures. The only difference between us and them is that they grow in another context. The context of modernity: tablets, phablets,…

Plop on my shoulder!

07/22/17
One hot summer day, Dexter was walking alone toward the park. Dexter noticed a teenage boy walking ahead of him ... "Lucas!" muttered Dexter, frowning. Lucas is Matt's big brother. Dexter likes Matt a lot, but not his big brother. Lucas was a bully. He likes picking on kids smaller than him, even if they were Matt's friends! Suddenly, Dexter saw something fall to the ground from Lucas' pocket! "What's that?" thought Dexter. He followed Lucas and picked up the black object on the ground. "His wallet!" whispered Dexter. Suddenly ... PLOP! "Give it back, kid!" whispered Plop into Dexter's right ear. "It's the right thing to do!" Plop is a blue kid from another planet. Sometimes he wears a white shirt and sometimes he wears red. He appears on Dexter's shoulders every time Dexter needs to make important decisions. The Plop that appeared on Dexter's right…

Team

Iana Avramova

Founder & Operations

 

Hristo Inkiov

Co-founder & Technical Director

Hristo has more than 13 years of experience as a Senior PhP developer. Since 2010 he manages his own Company for game development - Inovento. There, he has produced a sequence of successful games for Facebook and mobile devices. Hristo is self-motivated, disciplined and result-oriented. Always curious and open for new tech opportunities, markets and possibilities to explore and grow.

 

Irina Zarkova

Child Psychologist

Irina has more than 9 years experience as psychologist, working mainly with clinical cases of children and youngsters. She has completed Masters of Clinical Child and Youth Psychology in France, where she has also published papers on variety of psychological topics. For Irina work is her passion and she loves what she is doing because she can observe the positive impact of her work. She is artistic and creative person and has added a great value in the development of the role-play scripts for testing with kids and kindergartens.

David Kostov

Beta tester

David is three and a half years. He is the source of inspiration for the creation of PlayCraft. The most fervent supporter of the idea, he and his little friends participate in the creative process from the very beginning - the development of the game characters. Plop, the protagonist is largely created in the image and likeness of David. David himself is daily contributing through his numerous comments and criticisms to the overall story. Without his help and support Plop could never become a reality.

Gabriela Kostova

Instructional Designer

Gabriela is an instructional designer and media specialist based in Montreal, Canada. She is currently finishing her Master's in Educational Technology at Concordia University, Canada and working as a trainer, course developer, and graphic designer. She has background in psychology, graphic design, and user experience.

 

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Rada Peneva

Illustrator

Radа an artist by avocation with many years experience in the Movie and Advertising Industry. She has worked for the Bulgarian representative of 20th Century Fox and for some of the largest advertising agencies. Recently, she illustrated two children’s books that have honored with a special prize for 2015. Rada creates our game characters, she draws the scenes and inhale life into our ideas.

 

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Erez Tsalik

Creative Advisor

Erez is a Senior Facilitator for Innovations. He facilitates in Product Development, Marketing, Problem Solving and Innovative Strategy and he is expert in Conflict Resolution. Erez has above 10 years experience in the IT and Hi-Tech developments as a CIO. He has also worked as an academic consultant, with a rich background in education, specifically the development and production of educational workshops and seminars.

 

https://il.linkedin.com/in/ereztsalik

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