We spent a week at the 2009 New York Toy Fair and came away with a renewed desire to be 10 years old again. This episode of our Toy Fair series showcases what’s new in kids online gaming.
Kizpal is notable for its unique combination of gameplay and social networking–characters and players in the game can interact without having to fight each other. We didn’t see a lot of in-game footage, but from what we saw, it looks to be centered around exploring the large world and meeting other players inside the game. The creators have gone to great lengths to make the Internet function of the game safe and anonymous for elementary-school-aged kids, which should make parents very happy indeed. (Available June 1st, $25; kizpal.com)