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Our Summer Apps

Summer is almost over, but there are still a few weeks of vacation left! For anyone who still has trips planned, don’t forget to take along our summertime apps! This summer we released two apps that are just perfect for this warm and sunny season, and the vacations you have planned.

Caddy2Go is our miniature golf scoring app, perfect for keeping score during your family’s mini golf adventures and adding to the fun you are already having. Available for iPhone and iPod Touch in the iTunes App Store.

Henry’s Summer Headlamp is our summer-themed hidden objects game for preschoolers and kindergartners. Take this app along to keep the young children in your family entertained during long car trips, flights, or while waiting for dinner to be served. Available for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad in the iTunes App Store. Also available for the NOOK Family of Devices by Barnes & Noble.

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Henry’s SMART Headlamp on NOOK!

Lately it feels like a festival of Henry over here at the Campfire Apps Studio! While we have been focusing most of our time on our next game, Henry’s Summer Headlamp, we have also been spending some time working on Henry’s SMART Headlamp. We are happy to announce that Henry’s SMART Headlamp is now available for the NOOK Family of Devices by Barnes & Noble!

Henry’s SMART Headlamp is designed to help your child get ahead in core pre-school and kindergarten fundamentals as they use Henry’s headlamp to search in the night for all of the hidden objects including uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. While this app is targeted at younger children, it provides enjoyable game play for children of many ages and their families!

Download Henry’s Smart Headlamp on your Nook device today!

NOOK App : Henry's Smart Headlamp

You can learn more about Henry’s SMART Headlamp by visiting the Henry’s SMART Headlamp page.

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Henry’s Beach Friends

In case you missed our announcement earlier this week, we are hard at work on a new Henry’s Headlamp game!

This latest version will have a summer theme and will take place on the beach! (Does it get any better than that?) We already shared a sneak peek of what Henry will look like in the new game, but today we want to share a little more with you.

We are pleased to introduce some of the new characters that will appear in Henry’s Summer Headlamp:

 

Which is your favorite?

The new game will feature all of these great beach friends and a bunch of familiar summer hidden objects for you and your family to enjoy finding together! Stay tuned for updates about a release date for Henry’s Summer Headlamp!

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Henry Goes to the Beach!

Here at Campfire Apps, we see the change of seasons as an opportunity for change and a fresh look at things. The change of seasons is always so exciting and as a Kindergarten teacher, this meant time for new classroom decorations and thematic activities and projects. I don’t think I am quite ready to let that go yet!

We are very happy to share that we are working on a new themed project in the studio these days! Our beloved Henry (from most of our other games) is getting a fresh look for the summer.

Henry looks ready to hit the beach, what do you think?

We have been hard at work to make this new version of Henry’s Headlamp available to you as soon as possible. We are hoping that it will be released before the end of July! Until then, we hope you have enjoyed this little sneak peek of our friend Henry!

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We Need Testers!

Campfire Apps is working on a new game and we’re looking for testers! All you have to do is fill out a quick survey and you’re set! If you’re a parent you can go to the Families page to get started. We are also looking for teachers to test. If you’re a teacher and you are interested in becoming a tester you can follow this link to the Teachers page. And lastly, we need Kindle Fire Users. You can find out all of the information you need by following the links given. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Happy Holidays from Campfire Apps!

We have been quite busy here at Campfire working hard to end the year with a bang! We are very pleased to have gotten three apps finished this year and submitted into the App Store. Our Henry suite of games is not yet complete, but we have enjoyed sharing these with you. We would like to celebrate these apps with you by reviewing our timeline and giving a little bit of background information on the apps.

First of all, Henry is a character that is inspired by our dear friends’ first baby. The “real” Henry is only 6 months old, but we loved the idea of making our first main character for a game have some personal connection.

In October, we released Henry’s Spooky Headlamp, our first app under the new company, Campfire Apps. Spooky Henry (as we refer to it within the company) was a Halloween themed game featuring a host of spooky, kid-friendly characters and graphics. We created a unique seek-and-find interface with a cool spotlight feature and hidden objects. For this game, we had a soundtrack created by a local musician, Jordan Fritz, and the voice-over was done by Shawn’s cousin, Matt Cole. This was not our first idea for a Henry game, but we wanted to see what it was like to release a seasonal game. Our next app, Smart Henry, would be pretty close to our original idea.

In late November, we released Henry’s Smart headlamp, which was a learning game focused on early learning skills. Players are able to choose to practice lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers 1-20, and basic shapes and colors. For Smart Henry, we used a professional sound studio for the voice-over and soundtrack, Clean Cuts studio in Baltimore. In this new game to the Henry suite of games, we created 3 backgrounds that all depict a nighttime scene. This was a fun game to work on, and for me, as a previous Kindergarten teacher, this was a great way to use all that I know about early education and be able to transfer it to my new job!

In early December, we released our third and final app for the year, Henry’s Winter Headlamp. This is much like Spooky Henry and is obviously seasonal. We were excited to share a new version of Henry, dressed and ready for winter fun! He now sports a cute fuzzy winter hat under his headlamp, long pants, and a scarf, mittens, and jacket. In this version, Henry is searching through a two different winter scenes for a slew of frosty friends and objects. We chose a fun soundtrack with jingle bells and used the same voice-over as Smart Henry.

It has been such a pleasure to work on these apps this year and we are really excited for all of the possibilities for next year. We are not done yet with our Henry suite of apps, we still have a few more ideas we want to try, but we will be introducing a new character in the New Year and new apps to go along with this new character. So keep your eye out for new products from us in the New Year!

It has been a great first year for Campfire Apps and would like to thank you all for your support and help in spreading the word about our company and our products. As you may have guessed, we will be taking a little break over the holidays to spend time with our families and gear up for the New Year. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of you from all of us!

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Our First Launch Party!

You may know by now that our third app is now available in the app store: you can download Henry’s Winter Headlamp right here!

This is the third app in our suite of Henry games and we are very excited to share it with you and your families during this holiday season. Henry’s Winter Headlamp is the perfect app to get for your kids during the holiday / winter season as it features all winter-themed artwork and prizes. Your children will definitely enjoy playing this game on the way to Grandma’s house or sharing it with their friends or cousins during all of those fabulous holiday events you will be attending. We think it is the perfect way to pass the time while waiting to open all of those presents!!

To celebrate the release of our third game and last app for the 2011 year, we are going to have our first ever Virtual Launch Party! The event will take place on our Facebook page this FRIDAY, December 16th. All you have to do to participate is become a fan of our Facebook page (just visit our page and click the LIKE button!) and then visit the page throughout the day on Friday for all of the fun! We will be sharing some very exciting news, lots of great artwork from the game, videos, contests, and giveaways. This is a CAN’T MISS event, especially if you and your family already own a Henry app or two and already know you enjoy them. (Don’t worry, if you are more of a Twitter person, we will also be sharing the fun on our Twitter. Again, if you are not already following us on Twitter, you might want to do that before Friday so you don’t miss a minute of the fun!)

We hope you will be able to join us!

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Sneak Peek! Henry’s Spooky Headlamp

Today we are excited to share with you a sneak peek of our first app!

This is Henry’s Spooky Headlamp…

Intended for young children, this game features a whole cast of kid-friendly characters.

We are hoping to release the game into the App Store next week, so please stay tuned for more about our little friend Henry and his spooky companions!

 

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