March 29, 2005 - Burgundy, France – Midori announced the release of a new children’s software for both Mac and PC. Thesoftware, called, “YooDoo,” combines three inventive activities that encourage kids to explore their creative sides.
In “YooGlow,” the child is equipped with colorful bulbs that can be placed on an on-screen board. With this board as his canvas, the artist within can arrange bulbs to create pictures, patterns, words and anything a child can imagine.
The second activity, “Mr. Monster,” helps perfect the computer skill, “Drag ‘N Drop” while stimulating the child’s imagination as they drag and drop eyes, noses, mouths and facial hair on a monster of their choice. Eight monster backgrounds are available to build the scariest, silliest monsters thinkable. The custom produced monsters can then be printed out by the child to keep a memory of its creation.
“My Garden” is the third installation of YooDoo and teaches kids about the life cycle and shows the complete full circle of a flower’s life. Drag and drop seeds in the garden and watch 10 different flowers grow. An animated background shows the passage of time, and each flower’s life cycle is different. Near the end of a flower’s life, it begins to fade and then disappears completely. The child is encouraged to plant more seeds to grow new flowers.
YooDoo, a downloadable software, costs 15 Euros (approximately $19). A free demo (a “Try Before you Buy” version) limited to 15 minutes of use is available to download at:
Situated in the verdant and remote countryside of Burgundy, France, Midori, run by a Franco-American couple, is a small company seeking to create quality downloadable software and games.