Audioplay – Step into the story!

Audioplay – Step into the story!

 

 

BETTER SOUND 2020 | Categories: 3.4 Social & Culture, 6. Services and Sound Start-ups, 7. Sound Art

 

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Audioplay Australia

 

Abstract

Audioplay is the action-based audio app that supercharges kids’ play with a blockbuster soundtrack. Kids put on headphones, step into the story and become the characters, physically playing out a story. Audioplay is old-school creative play with amazing audio – taking kids on epic adventures from the safety of their own living room.
 

Description

Audioplay is podcast meets audiobook meets creative play. Kids put on headphones, step into the story and become the characters. The audio guides them to play out the action of the story in real life. With Audioplay blanket forts and cushion rafts become the centre of epic adventures, that put kids at the heart of the story. Audioplay encourages highly active creative play, that builds an understanding of empathy and teamwork, all without screens!

Designed for 6 to 12 year olds, Audioplay heralds an entirely new form of digital entertainment. Unlike other media formats, Audioplay delivers seamless multiplayer role-play experiences, that players physically enact in the real world. This platform offers a whole new way to understand stories that goes beyond the binary of good vs evil or us vs them. No longer do stories need to be framed from one dominant perspective, instead, every perspective in the story is valued equally and experienced simultaneously.

This is a very human tech experience; taking the creative play that kids love and souping it up with sound effects and a cinematic score. Our team have over 20 years’ experience writing, directing and producing theatre, events and film; making entertaining, engaging content is what we do. The Audioplay platform is our own original concept, taking the creativity and magic of live performance and inviting audiences to step into the story and be part of the action, without even needing to leave the house.
 

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