Described as “beautiful and insane” by Daniel Kibblesmith, Wonzie World (previously called Kissy Kissy!) is a game for everyone! From 4-104 years old, this quirky cute game will get you giggling. Fast to learn, easy to grasp and very silly to play, it's designed to be playable by all the family, two at a time. Wonzie World is a perfect way for small children to teach their grandparents how to play games.
The two players each control one of two little characters, Tiger and Bee, who like to build safe spaces to hide away from grandparents intent on kissing them - something that most of us can relate to. All Tiger & Bee want to do is play their games and build their den, always dressed in their character wonzies.
Wonzie World is deliberately designed to be collaborative and enjoyable and encourage players to communicate and work together as a team. We've made sure that less dexterous players can join in without it affecting the success of the fort-building missions, with a gameplay version where Tiger and Bee can be made unkissable. This makes it easier for smaller children to play with older siblings, as well as players with less hand mobility, without being blamed for losing the game. Unkissable Tiger and Bee still have to work together, but can’t be caught by the grandparents.
Wonzie World also has a serious underlying message about listening to children and allowing them to decide whether they want to be kissed, that it's ok to run away and be in charge of your own body. It is a game that sees things from a child’s perspective and rewards co-operative play - you have to work together in each level. Players have to co-operate and communicate to succeed. You can read more about the game on our Story page.
Level one went live on itch during lockdown to spread a little joy with a game for children to play with their parents, and hopefully remind them that they have grandparents out there who couldn’t wait to see them. The newest version of Wonzie World is a five level game with an option to connect two devices to play together remotely. It runs on pc/mac and touchscreen/mobile and is currently in playtesting!