BBC Children’s has launched a new free-to-play game for its young viewers, based on the original intellectual property, and putting the safe environment at the forefront.
With the aim of exploiting young players, BBC Children’s launched the app for iOS, Android, Amazon devices as well as online.
Nightfall invites players to “work together in a secure online environment to fight enemy characters (Nags and Nightmares) who threaten their dreams”.
The game has been designed to create a positive and safe experience, and does not include loot boxes, ads, or micro-transactions to protect players.
The game also prevents players from sharing personal information while interacting with each other, limiting in-game communication to predefined “emoji” style icons rather than open text fields or voice chat.
It also prevents players from sharing personal information while interacting with each other, limiting in-game communication to predefined phrases rather than open text fields or voice chats.
The creator’s mission was to design a game full of mystery and adventure that would unite young players with their friends in a controlled environment.
“Nightfall is a wonderful new game that puts collaboration before competition, giving young players the opportunity to team up and work together to defeat enemy characters, âsaid Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s and Education.
“It was also designed with safety at heart – we have carefully constructed this game so that children can feel free to play, explore and have fun with their friends online while their parents can. have confidence that they are doing so in a safe and secure environment.
Based on an original IP, Nightfall begins with players falling asleep and entering a dream world, where they become Nightfallers, working with other players to fight the enemy.
It was produced for BBC Children’s by independent game studio Goodboy Digital, which has previously worked with the BBC on apps like CBeebies Get Creative and games like Doctor Who Time Vortex VR.
It is also playable on most web browsers, allowing cross-play between those on desktop and mobile devices.