Tell us a little about yourself and your role at the company.
We launched Kujifun in spring of 2012 and I was one of the co-founders. My role at the company is to facilitate creativity during game development phase and produce great ideas for new apps. I do the testing with kids part and also coordinate our development and design teams during the app production, so that both teams are in tune and the work gets done. It was a little challenging at first, but now everything goes really well.
What has been your main objective as an app developer?
We aim to create games that would both make children happy and teach them important skill on top of the fun part. We have identified five important areas of preschool development and try to address them – intellectual, emotional, physical, social and and creative. Apps are great learning tools for young children and we always try to involve educational element into our apps.
How long is the development process for one of your apps?
Our latest game BakingFun for Kids took the longest - it took 7 months from initial idea till launch.
Is there one project that you are particularly proud of?
I guess the Kujifun app studio itself is what I am proud of. We started the project ourselves, found an investor and are already launching our third app. Even if we haven’t reached stardom yet, there are many kids who are playing and enjoying our apps every day.
Tell us a little about your latest app BakingFun.
After our last app launch we were brainstorming about a new app with colleagues and we thought it would be wonderful to bring back some of the beauty how bread is traditionally made in the countryside – how you plant and grow the crops, how you use the windmill to make the flour for the bread and drive a cute harvester. We all really loved this idea and could envision a wonderful app, so we started working on it and seven months in its finally ready to be launched. We are really excited about BakingFun and hope many children will enjoy it.
Are your apps particularly well suited to a certain age group?
We develop our apps with 2 to 6 year olds in mind. Younger children might find it too hard and older might find it too easy.
What future projects can you tell us about?
We will soon be testing a few ideas for our next game, but nothing is finalized yet. At the moment we are all in for the BakingFun and want to launch it really well. Thanks for your time and I hope the readers will enjoy the answers.
Thank you Ignas and good luck for all your future projects. Find out more about the Kufifun range at www.kujifun.com