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Interview: Sound Design with Lloyd Evans

It takes a range of people and skills to create our apps – from research to artwork and development, every step is essential to making beautiful content for kids! We caught up with one integral contributor to the team, Lloyd Evans, to learn more about what goes into creating the music and sound effects for […] Read More

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An Interview with Ben Newman

We caught up with Professor Astro Cat’s co-creator and Minilab contributor Ben Newman, to talk career paths and inspiration, and looking forward to getting to work in the mornings.     In the spirit of all things ‘mini’, describe yourself in one sentence… Big-boned. And can you give us a quick summary of how you arrived at […] Read More

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How can apps benefit my child’s education?

  It’s 2017: more than ever our kids are using mobile and tablet technology to its fullest. Whether it’s messaging, taking photos or playing games, there’s an app for everything and they’re more readily accessible than ever. The American Academy of Pediatrics describes today’s child as ‘immersed in digital media’, and updated its guidelines in […] Read More

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Minilab’s 2016 Highlights!

2016 – what a year! You’ve been an adventure worthy of Artie and his magic pencil, or even the genius Professor Astro Cat! As a startup in the gaming industry we’ve had plenty to do while our first few apps took off, and all in all there have been some exciting steps forward. A big thank you […] Read More

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Artie’s Magic Pencil Review Round-up! #1

  Our helpful hero has been exploring the internet teaching everyone how to draw and the importance of helping a friend in need. Here are just a few reviews from some of Artie’s biggest fans! Tech With Kids ‘Kids who love art will get a kick out of Artie’s Magic Pencil. But the child who […] Read More

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Get Creative with Artie’s Magic Pencil Activity Sheets!

Make your own Artie creations! If you’ve enjoyed drawing objects and rebuilding Artie’s world, on screen in our new app Artie’s Magic Pencil. Then try designing your own with a pencil and paper! Artie’s Magic Pencil was created in house at our East London Studio and co-designed by our Creative Director, James Wilson and Illustrator […] Read More

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Help Minilab win a Webby Award!

We’re totally thrilled to announce that Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System has been nominated for a Webby Award, meaning it has been selected as one of the top five mobile apps in the Family & Kids category. It’s a huge honour to even make the top 5 as the Webby Awards are widely recognised as one […] Read More

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