5 things you need to know about the new Big Bang Legends app

By Kim Chan   — March 24, 2017
  • Big Bang Legends launched in Singapore
    1 / 5 Big Bang Legends launched in Singapore

    From the creators of Angry Birds comes a new fun and educational game, Big Bang Legends.
    This child-friendly game launched in Singapore on March 23, providing children with an interactive and fun platform to learn particle physics. Yes, really.

    Here’s all you need to know about the game.

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  • It makes science accessible
    2 / 5 It makes science accessible

    With various levels which consist of puzzles, mazes and different kinds of anti-matter monsters to battle, Big Bang Legends is extremely easy to navigate, making it suitable for children and adults alike.

    Kids progress through the various levels to collect a total of 118 characters, which represent elements of the periodic table. After collecting each character, kids can read about what element they represent and what their chemical make up is – all of which is delivered in a simple yet fun way.

    The creators claim that kids as young as two years old can play the game.

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  • Its more than just an app
    3 / 5 Its more than just an app

    Parents can purchase the Big Bang Legends card game (pictured) which feature the first 30 elements in the periodic table, presented in the same way as in the game. Each card gives a short description of the element and provides five facts about it.

    Other items include board games and hoodies. All merchandise will be available online at a later date.

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  • It was tested by students in Singapore
    4 / 5 It was tested by students in Singapore

    Before it was released, Big Bang Legends was tested by students from the Stamford American International School (SAIS).

    Teachers found that in just a short 30 minutes, their students were able to have active discussions about the elements they were learning about through the game.

    In fact, there will soon be a teacher’s guide made available for Big Bang Legends so that the game can be incorporated into schools’ curriculum

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  • Big Bang Legends is now available in Singapore
    5 / 5 Big Bang Legends is now available in Singapore

    Apple users get first dibs, but Android will have access from May 2017.
    The game is free to download, but for a monthly subscription of S$1.49, you can get it ad-free and have access to bite-sized 30-second videos which feature content specially made by professors from Oxford University and the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN).

    Each video delivers information about particle physics in a short and direct way allowing the child to absorb and understand content which may otherwise seem difficult.

    To download the game, go to www.bigbanglegends.com.

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