PlayTime Theater by Make Believe Worlds, LLC. (iPad)
Released: Jan 3, 2011
Size: 44 MB
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PlayTime Theater

Make Believe Worlds, LLC.
"There is no bigger bargain to be had on the App Store than trading $3 for hours of peaceful traveling children who will be eager to show you their seatback masterpieces." - Michael Rose, Editor TUAW's 'Daily iPad App'

Create, record and playback puppet-shows on your own or collaboratively straight from your iPad with this puppet-show theater play set. NEW: Star in your own shows AND NOW save more than one show at a time!

Be sure to watch our 'Getting Started' video, demo videos and kid created shows on our YouTube Channel

RATING: Grade A+ "In a crowded field, this app stands out as the single best use of touch-screen technology that we’ve ever seen for kids.” - Best Kids Apps

RATING: 5 stars "What makes Playtime Theater unique is that it somehow manages to transcend being a digital app. Kids respond to it like a real toy." - The Stay At Home Geek Mom

RATING: Big Thumbs Up "This is an app that even Einstein would adore!" - The Digital Reading Teacher

..."finally a game app that really encourages creativity and expression using the magical touch interface of the iPad." -

PlayTime Theater: Castle is a first of its kind digital puppet-show theater play set. It comes with everything you need to put on and record your own shows; a stage with moving parts. A customizable cast with costumes. We also give you lots of action props, a large sound effects library and even original cinematic music. Use the multi-touch capabilities of the iPad to collaborate with your family and friends!!

Make a silly video and let us know! We'd love to feature it on our YouTube Channel!


• Record, save and playback several performances
• You and your friends can now star in your own shows using photos from your photo library
• Interactive, customizable castle stage/play set
• Interactive cast with dynamic actions and expressions
• Customizable Button Bar
• Unstructured – multi-user 'free play' environment

What’s Inside:

1 Castle Stage Backdrop with over 20 Interactive Features
24 fully Interchangeable Character heads with alternate expressions.
9 Supporting Cast Characters
12 Interchangeable Costumes with 10 different hats.
22 Interchangeable Dual Action Props.
Over 30 Sound Effects to add both realism and comedy to your performances.
6 Pieces of professionally composed music score to add a sense of depth and drama to your stories.

PlayTime Theater: Castle is the first in a series of modular themed play sets.

Coming Soon! Play Time Theater: Deluxe with more Castle backdrops. More Actors. More Props. More fun!

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PlayTime Theater lets you do what you do best.

Imagine. Create. Play.

Make Believe Worlds is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 4-7, 8-10, 11-12, parents
Categories: Creative Play, Special Needs

What's new in version
Thank you to all of our customers who's support we value and appreciate.

Version 1.3 (Optimized for iOS 5)
• Sound effects work in record mode in iOS 5 now

***Version 1.3 bugs - We discovered two new issues that we were not able to resolve immediately without delaying the iOS5 sound effects fix.

1) Tapping the sun and moon will crash the app. Please avoid this for now.

2) In the Main Cast Builder when a picture is selected from your camera roll, the app will crash after you select "use" Rescaling the pic may also cause the app to crash. The workaround for this is to try a pic that does not need rescaling. Even if the app crashes when you tap "use", your photo will be available when you relaunch. All of your other customizations (Wardrobe, Prop, etc) will still be in memory, so you won't have to redo them.

We are working as quickly as possible to resolve these issues in a future update, but again, we wanted to get the sound effects fix out immediately. Thank you for your understanding and patience.****

• If you are updating from version 1.0 see below for the latest features also included in this update from previous versions

Version 1.2
• Cast members now are always accessible on screen

Version 1.1
We listened to your feedback and added some great new features:

• Save multiple shows

• You and your friends can now star in your own shows using photos from your photo library

• PlayTime Theater now remembers all of your changes

• Enhanced, easier to use interface

• Stability and bug fixes [including the Button Bar Builder crash]

• 6 New Costumes and more
Our verdict: Good
  • + PlayTime Theater is a highly rated app (4-star).
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