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17 Gen Z Gaming Innovations

From Socialite Sister Apps to Educational VR Board Games

— May 4, 2016 — Life-Stages
These Gen Z gaming innovations range from socialite sister apps to digitized board games that blur the lines between physical and virtual reality. In addition to standouts like intuitive toys that can be connected to an accompanying app, other notables include celebrity-branded mobile games that follow a fictional journey to stardom.

While traditional board games are becoming more tech-focused and educational, branded celebrity offerings fuse entertainment with an unexpected sense of realism. Though targeting a tween audience, Gen Z gaming examples like Katy Perry's mobile game chronicle a user's path to fame while revealing the hard work and sacrifices that precede stardom.

Similarly, clever financing games like a bee farming simulator aim to teach children about money management from a young age while branded design platforms -- like IKEA's collaborative gaming app with Dreamworks -- encourage self-expression and creativity.
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Songstress Smartphone Games
Songstress Smartphone Games
This Shakira Game Lets Players Collect Gems with the Worldly Pop Star
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Virtual Pinball Machines
Virtual Pinball Machines
The Flipppaper Pinball Machine Lets You Design Elements
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15
Imaginative Play Apps
Imaginative Play Apps
IKEA Partnered with DreamWorks to Showcase Its New LATTJO Play Collection
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Augmentation Anime Apps
Augmentation Anime Apps
The Pokemon Go Lets Users Battle & Play On the Go Via Mobile Devices
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13
Songstress Smartphone Games
Songstress Smartphone Games
The Demi Lovato Mobile Game Chronicles a User's Path to Stardom
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12
Pop Star Mobile Games (UPDATE)
Pop Star Mobile Games (UPDATE)
Glu’s Katy Perry Game Shows Users How to Succeed in Show Business
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African Safari Mobile Games
African Safari Mobile Games
Kate and Harry in Africa Lets Kids Explore An African Safari
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10
Bee Farming Finance Apps
Bee Farming Finance Apps
This Finance Game for Kids Provides Monetary Lessons
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9
Monstrous Diabetic Games
Monstrous Diabetic Games
Monster Manor Encourages Diabetic Kids To Record Blood Glucose Levels
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8
Tablet-Top Racing Games
Tablet-Top Racing Games
The Pocket Racing Game Lets You Place a Toy Car On Your Tablet Screen
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7
Socialite Video Games
Socialite Video Games
The Kim Kardashian Video Game is an Unusual Product Launched by the Star
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6
VR Easter Egg Hunts
VR Easter Egg Hunts
The Egg Hunt Game by SapientNitro Puts a Virtual Twist on an Easter Tradition
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5
Kinetic Spelling Games
Kinetic Spelling Games
Spelling Stomp Has Kids Step on an Interactive Mat to Learn Words
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4
Socialite Sister Apps
Socialite Sister Apps
The Kendall and Kylie Jenner App Enters the Mobile Gaming World
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3
Toy-Incorporating Game Platforms
Toy-Incorporating Game Platforms
The 'Yibu' Gaming Platform Blends Real World Toys with Digital
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2
VR Board Games
VR Board Games
'Mask of Anubis' Combines Virtual Reality and Gaming
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Physical Touchscreen Toys
Physical Touchscreen Toys
The 'Pocket Racing 2.0' Racing Cars React to the On-Screen Action
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