Remember Jacques the croc? How about a test tube named Fizz? Boomer the panda? Ace the flying fish? Salty the pelican? Truman the bulldog?
If you’ve experienced Group’s VBS over the years, you know all about the unforgettable Bible Buddies. They’ve touched the hearts of millions of kids for more than twelve summers, helping kids remember important Scriptures.
Until now, those lovable characters disappeared into the sunset at the end of each VBS season. But now more than 120 of them are making a comeback in a big way.
Buddy Quest is a new mobile game with one purpose: to help kids learn and practice virtues in the real world. It’s a game that teaches the value of honesty, responsibility, kindness, and more than 30 other virtues straight out of the Bible. And it’s fun! Kids (ages 6-11) follow the Buddies on a variety of adventures, while building enchanting worlds based on past VBS themes.
But the best part is what happens outside the app. In order to advance farther in the game, kids are given “Real Hero Quests” that challenge them to try out what they’re learning in their everyday lives. Plus, Buddy Quest includes a parent dashboard, making it easy for moms and dads to connect with their kids and see their progress in real time. Parents will actually watch their kids do good things, as well as understand why they’re doing them.
Buddy Quest is scheduled to launch during the summer of 2015 on both Apple and Android devices including phones and tablets. For more information, visit buddyquest.com.