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BETT19 Preview—Twinkl to Launch STEM Augmented Reality Game

The online educational publisher Twinkl (opens in new tab) has created a multiplayer augmented reality game that teaches Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

ARchitect can be played by up to four people and invites players to create structures using different materials such as wood and ice, while facing challenges and adverse conditions.

The game introduces concepts such as structural integrity and provides a platform to learn real-world physics as players create towers, bridges and boats in a 3D world created with augmented reality.

Twinkl will be exclusively showcasing ARchitect at the Bett education technology show, which runs from the 23rd to 26th January at the ExCeL in London.

“ARchitect was inspired by the challenge often used in schools to build the tallest tower out of marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti,” explained Pete Casson, Chief Technology Officer at Twinkl.    

“The game hasn’t been designed to replace such activities but to be used alongside them. The main benefit of using ARchitect is that it allows children to build things that would otherwise be impossible, such as the biggest tower in the world made of wood or a bridge made entirely of ice, all in 3D.

As well as being showcased at Bett, ARchitect will be available to download for free from the Apple App Store from Wednesday 23rd January.