Orboot app is now free for any user without purchasing the physical toy

PlayShifu, the augmented reality (AR) toy company teaching foundational, STEAM skills through phygital (physical and digital) play, has announced that their Orboot app is now free for any user without purchasing the physical toy.

To support learning at home in the wake of the pandemic, PlayShifu has opened app access to those who haven’t purchased the Orboot globe. Now, anyone can play 4 games for free even without the globe. Shifu Orboot is a specially designed globe powered by AR and works with the companion app. Earlier, one could purchase games inside the app if they didn’t have the Orboot globe, but PlayShifu has now removed the in-app purchases.

Vivek Goyal, co-founder of PlayShifu said,‘Being a parent, we can empathise with parents and we are doing all that we can to help them handle this situation. We have been sharing tons of useful resources to keep kids engaged while stuck at home – DIY activities, curriculum-focused workbooks, and more tips, on our blog and social media. The team is trying to share these free resources with as many parents as possible.’