OCTOBO is a reactive plush octopus toy that comes with a storybook in the style of classic children’s toys like Teddy Ruxpin. As parents and children read the book together, they discover what OCTOBO wants, give him things they find in the book, interact with OCTOBO, and see him respond to them. He has a tablet display on his head and soft sensors throughout his body, and reacts to pull-out pieces in the book through NFC technology.
On OCTOBO I served as the author of the book that children read alongside the OCTOBO plush toy.
OCTOBO successfully funded via Kickstarter in May 2018.
- Pinup Design Awards – Best of Best (2017) (Korea)
- alt.control.GDC Official Selection 2016
- IndieCade@E3 2016 Official Selection
- IndieCade Festival 2016 Official Nominee
- Indie Prize Awards – Nominee (Best Kids and Family Game, Most Innovative Game)
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- Gamasutra – Yuting Su’s Octobo: A 21st Century Teddy Ruxpin
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