The ROXs gaming console is designed to deliver a variety of active games that make children run, jump, move around and play with their friends and family away from any screens.
The ROXs gaming console is one of the innovative products developed to engage children in vigorous physical activity in their own back yard. Conceived as a solution that will deliver the experience of playing Super Mario in real life, the console combines touch and motion sensors, wireless communication, speakers, multicolour LED lights, sounds and a dynamic software concept with simple game concepts, not unlike those found in run and jump video games, to offer a variety of exciting gaming options that will keep kids away from the screens and challenge them to stay active and keep moving.
While sedentary behaviour has been alarmingly on the rise in recent decades, there have been very few products that have successfully engaged children in exercise. Powered by the latest tech, the ROXs interactive game system uses Super Mario-like running and jumping action to ensure that kids get out of the house and exercise more. With ROXs, kids aged 6 to 10 can now have fun spending more time outdoors and enjoying themselves as much as they would playing a video game, but they can do it offline, in the real world, with their friends.
Each of the different tag, tap & run, memory, target shoot and group games available with the ROXs gaming console lets kids get creative, encourages healthy competition, and gives them the freedom to play as they like. The games that come with ROXs include Crazy Chicken, Zombie Tag, Catch the Monkey, Memory, Color Score and Capture the ROXs.
The ROXs console is suitable both for indoor and outdoor play. It can be strapped to a tree or a fence, held by one of the children, or placed on the ground or anywhere else. It is safe, durable, and meets the highest engineering standards.
ROXs can store up to 50 player profiles and offers single player, multiplayer and group modes of play. It comes with 10 pre-loaded games, with unlimited free game downloads available online. The console also comes with three straps and holsters to offer players a greater variety of gaming options.
ROXs was developed by A-Champs, a company dedicated to creating products that make exercise fun and improve the health and wellness of children. Based in Shanghai, China, the company is led by an international team of experts with extensive experience in sporting goods, toys, industrial design and electronic engineering.
“We tested ROXs with hundreds of kids, parents and PE teachers," says A-Champs founder Kilian Saekel. "Kids love the product because it’s pure fun and action. And it’s a toy that both sporty and tech-savvy parents will feel good about giving to their kids. It’s a great gift for girls, boys and families. The cool thing about ROXs is that kids can use their imagination to set up their own game scenarios: if you give ROXs to 10 different kids they will come up with at least 10 different ways to play. Imagination rules."
The ROXs gaming console is currently available via Indiegogo. Watch the video below to see some of the games that can be played with it.