Sunday, March 4, 2012

Apps for Kids -- "The Numberlys" from Moonbot Studios (Review)


Numberlys presents a fanciful depiction of the origins of the alphabet and is the newest interactive epic from Moonbot Studios, the creators of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Numberlys is a story App celebration of the early fantasy epics King Kong, Metropolis and Flash Gordon with a dollop of the Marx Brothers, a splash of the Fleischer Studios technicolor Superman and a little bit of the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

Numberlys is huge in scope. It's an adventure! A mystery! A game! And a story!

It's a new way to entertain, learn and rediscover our storytelling "golden age".

My Thoughts:

This was the second app I have tried from Moonbot Studios, with the first being The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  I was blown away with the graphics both of these apps, and can see why they recently won the Academy Award for best short film, for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  In The Numberlys, app users helping the character invent the alphabet, by turning numbers into letters.  This is done through 18 fun games that are embedded in the story, and need to be completed before the next letter is created.  Savannah had so much fun learning the alphabet, as well as seeing the cute characters add a sound to each letter.  What a great teaching tool this app is, and with the use of eye catching black and white animation, it will keep young children engaged from A-Z.  I found myself playing this app while the girls were napping.  I was captivated by the science fiction feel of the app, and how each letter was created out of numbers.  In addition to teaching the alphabet to young children, this app also proves as a way to show their importance of friendship and teamwork.  With the help of the app user, these 5 friends worked together on deciding the order and sound of each letter of the alphabet.  Without teamwork and comprise, the alphabet would not come about.  

I just can't stop raving about this and the other apps from Moonbot Studios.  Both children and adults will love this app, and it will provide hours of entertain, all while educating the young ones.  If you love animated short films, then you will love The Numberlys by Moonbot Studios.  This is definitely a company worth following, and buying each app that offer, as you will not be disappointed!

---BUY NOW---

“The Numberlys” App is available for $5.99 from the iTunes App Store, for the  iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

About Moonbot Studios

Founded in 2010, Moonbot Studios is an animation and storytelling company based in Shreveport, Louisiana. Moonbot Studios was co-founded, by award-winning artists and filmmakers, William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and veteran film producer Lampton Enochs. Moonbot Studios’ philosophy is to develop our stories as books, interactive applications, games with a compelling emotional narrative and exciting visual aesthetics. For more information, visit, interact with them on Twitter @moonbotstudios, on Facebook at or on their blog at

Disclosure:  I was sent a promo code to download this app free of charge from the vendor, in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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