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Nex Playground Unveils Its New Summer Games Lineup, Including Halfbrick Studios' Fruit Ninja
[May 23, 2024]

Nex Playground Unveils Its New Summer Games Lineup, Including Halfbrick Studios' Fruit Ninja


Nex, the leading motion technology company, today announced a number of new games set to launch throughout this summer on its award-winning Nex Playground console. The new games will join Nex's existing catalog of over 20 titles available with a Play Pass subscription, which range from sports games like tennis and basketball to puzzle and music-rhythm games.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240523152954/en/

Nex Playground's Summer Games Lineup (Photo: Business Wire)

Nex Playground's Summer Games Lineup (Photo: Business Wire)

Starting this month, CONNECT 4 BOUNCE will be available as the latest game title in Nex's continued collaboration with Hasbro. Nex is also providing an early preview of games set to release this summer, including:

June Game Releases:

  • Elmo Says: The first game to be released as part of Nex's collaboration with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, Elmo will help children exercise their listening skills in an interactive way.
  • Family Fitness Challenge: The newest fitness-focused Nex original title, families will engage in friendly competition as they are instructe to jump, hit, kick and dodge to reach certain goals.



July Game Releases:

  • Elmo & Abby's Magical Letter Hunt: Another game in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, players will join Elmo and Abby on a flying adventure, using arm flaps to soar through the sky to capture letters in the shape of clouds.
  • Fruit Ninja: As part of a new collaboration with Halfbrick Studios, the wildly popular mobile game will be transformed to encourage a new level of active gameplay.
  • Bowling: Joining Nex's original sports titles - Basketball Knockout, Tennis Smash, and Go Keeper - players will compete to strike down all the pins and see who can score a perfect game.

August Game Releases:


  • CANDYLAND: Expanding on Nex's collaboration with Hasbro, this modern spin on the classic board game reimagines family game night for a new generation.
  • Doodle Heads: A Nex original game where players dance around as silly stick figures in a hand-drawn whimsical world.

Nex Playground has seen rapid growth among families of young children thanks to its plug-and-play setup and fully motion-powered gameplay, making it fun and accessible for all ages. Players can choose to play either solo or with up to four participants, depending on the game.

While many modern entertainment options have made families more sedentary and isolated from each other, Nex's goal is to reconnect families with the joy of movement through content that turns screen time into active playtime, while creating genuine bonding moments. For younger kids, the games are aimed at advancing multiple areas of child development, such as gross and fine motor skills, cognitive skills and critical thinking.

"From the perspective of both a mother and pediatrician, I believe that Nex Playground is a fantastic resource for children of all ages," said Dr. Emily Greenwald, a pediatric emergency medicine physician in Durham, North Carolina. "Having spent a great deal of time playing the games with my own family, I have seen the benefits that it offers firsthand - from making screen time more physically active to building on skills such as hand-eye coordination, critical thinking, and practicing teamwork. It's become a welcome resource heading into the summer break period, and we're all looking forward to the new games and continuing some friendly family competition."

"We've been fortunate to have amassed such an active and loyal community of Nex Playground users - including parents, educational professionals and child development specialists - whose opinions and feedback are taken into account when we launch new updates," said David Lee, co-founder and CEO of Nex. "Nex Playground is not a replacement for getting outdoors, but rather a welcome resource to encourage activity and family bonding, especially when the weather is uncooperative or when visiting extended family. We're thrilled to launch new games and expand our reach to even more families - and just in time for summer travel and activity planning!"

In its commitment to providing engaging, active play for all ages, Nex understands that privacy is a top priority for families. This is why Nex Playground has integrated privacy features including a magnetic camera cover, no video capture or processing in the cloud, and games that can be downloaded to the device to work completely offline.

The new summer games will be progressively released on the Nex Playground starting June 2024, and will be included in its Play Pass content subscription bundle for families. To learn more about Nex Playground, visit https://playground.nex.inc.

About Nex

Nex is helping families reconnect with the joy of movement through fun, social, and interactive content that's accessible to all ages. Its award-winning Nex Playground console, launched in December 2023, uses cutting-edge AI, mobile and vision technologies to merge digital and physical worlds, immersing players in the experience using their natural body movement. Nex Playground games range from original sports and fitness titles, to music-rhythm games and titles in collaboration with Hasbro and Sesame Workshop. Since its founding, Nex has been recognized as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, TIME's Best Inventions, Parents' Best Entertainment System for Families, and has been awarded the prestigious Apple Design Award. Learn more about Nex at https://www.nex.inc.


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