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CloudKid's “Negative Nimbus” Getting Rave Reviews
Posted 12/10/2012 3:06:00 PM

It’s the holidays, so you and your kids are likely to have some car travel or down time ahead. How to keep the kids happily occupied? Two words: Negative Nimbus. This new app for iPhone and iPad from the Boston-based, Emmy-nominated studio CloudKid is the perfect diversion for you and your family. The first game for the iOS platform from the folks behind the popular PBS web series “Fizzy’s Lunch Lab,” “Negative Nimbus” delivers the same candy-colored, bold and innovative design and is a bargain at only 99 cents.
Negative Nimbus app
Already awarded “best visual and design” at the Boston Festival of Indie Games, “Negative Nimbus” focuses on a lovable and grouchy rain cloud as he makes his way through the brightly colored Sunnyland. Players ages four and up can tap, swipe and pinch their way through different levels, trying to water flowers while avoiding the quirky characters that populate the sunshiny land that CloudKid has created. The game includes unlockable achievements to keep players engaged, including comics, accessories and badges.

The visuals in this app truly speak for themselves, with a few samples below. The rave reviews for the app are piling in to the iTunes store. For 99 cents, how can you go wrong?

Negative Nimbus screenshot

 

Negative Nimbus screenshot

 

Negative Nimbus screenshot

Posted By: Matt Siden  

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The Daily Parent is thrilled to welcome blogger Matt Siden of Nugget Island. Matt blogs about all things kid culture, from books and movies to apps and live shows. He's a dad and husband who loves experiencing new things with his own “little nuggets.” For 15 years, he's been writing and researching children’s products and entertainment. As a self-professed pop culture junkie, Matt is already (inadvertently) molding his daughters into ones as well, but under the strict guidelines that any media and products they consume must have quality and authenticity. Whether sharing his thoughts on media and toys or trying to spot a new trend, Matt hopes to make this blog a useful resource for caregivers who want to give their kids the best media available today.