Developer Toon York City has announced that their kid-friendly, educational game My Pizza Family is available now on Android and iOS devices through the Google Play and App store for $2.99.
Game play features include an interactive story mode, open world exploration and gardening, Spanish/English vocabulary, and an invite-based multiplayer option so kids can play with their parents or friends in a safe environment. The story and gameplay are centered around the importance of family and community to promote social and emotional learning.
My Pizza Family tells the tale of a couple of industrious kids, Alex and Camilla, living in the heart of Toon York City. Their family’s pizzeria, a local favorite, has fallen on hard times and they want to help keep it in business. With the help of the family’s secret ingredients—Paulie Pepperoni, Tony Tomato, Maria Basil, Giorgio Mozzarella, and Johnny Dough (aka the PIZZA TOONS)—Alex and Camilla learn the tricks of the trade while helping their pizzeria to stay afloat. Along the way, they learn about giving back to their neighborhood with a community garden to beautify a common space and bring fresh ingredients to all.
My Pizza Family immerses parents and their young children into an entertaining interactive story, with the help of celebrity voice actors (Kevin Farley, Karina Ortiz, and Kyndra Sanchez). Their performances add to the animated cutscenes to set the stage for a truly entertaining, educational experience about coming together and working toward a common goal. Jason Trachtenburg’s Broadway-style songs add an authentic NYC flavor complete with a five-piece jazz band.