After almost two years of work in La Louvière, a whole new building is opening at the Tivoli UHC (University Hospital Centre). A new structure dedicated to children’s care: “La Polyclinique de l’Enfant”. In this clinic, everything is done to ensure that the visit of the little children is a stress-free experience. This is why Kylii Kids has installed an interactive floor Tivoli UHC to help them wait in a comfortable environment.
Interactive floor Tivoli UHC : Several interactive games for children
With the Kylii Kids interactive floor, children’s imagination can be alive! They are free to invent stories, explore and dream of adventures… Thanks to a video projector and a 3D camera, the floor is animated under their feet! Exploring a treasure island, playing hide-and-seek with forest animals or observing the ocean abyss… Young patients can immerse themselves in a virtual universe with a very wide range of themes.
Put kids at the center of the clinic and provide waiting areas designed to be child-friendly.
Thus, the objective of the building is to keep the child at the centre of attention in order to increase the comfort of these little patients.
“The child is our main concern, our objective is to take care of him/her and this caring place will allow us to do so without all the anxiety and discomfort that a hospital environment can cause. We want to make the building live over the years and seasons around the world of the child. What drives us is to see the young patients and their parents happy… We have made sure that the waiting areas are fun for the children, and there will be entertainment modules adapted according to age. We have made sure that the waiting areas are fun for the children, and there will be entertainment modules adapted to the different ages”, says Dr Roxane Rossignol, Head of the Paediatric Department.
About TIVOLI UHC
The University Hospital of Tivoli is an integral part of the network of health care institutions of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The hospital has 515 registered beds, polyclinics and since 6th of July 2021 a polyclinic entirely dedicated to children.
The famous fried chicken restaurant has just arrived in Belgium. The second restaurant is opening around the town of Liege. After France, it is now Belgium’s turn, with the KFC Rocourt kids corner, to be equipped with Kylii Kids’s interactive game solutions!
KFC Rocourt kids corner : A digital and playful area
In its KFC Rocourt kids corner, the American fast-food chain “Kentucky Fried Chicken” has chosen to offer interactive, fun, educational and Made in France experiences by Kylii Kids.
In the middle of this interactive area, children can play around the Kylii Touch Table. This is a multiplayer tactile table, designed to welcome 6 children simultaneously. More than 24 cooperative and collaborative games are available on various themes. (Ecology, health, science, fashion, nature…)
Behind the tactile table, and under the friendly eye of the famous Colonel Sanders… Children can explore virtual reality with the Kylii View tower: Virtual reality binoculars for kids. Colour a 3D world with a virtual paint spray, put on the shoes of a fireman and save a city from flames or have fun with the well-known whack-a-mole game revisited by Kylii Kids… In total, there are nearly twenty virtual reality games available and new ones to discover all year round.
Finally, on the right, there is the Kylii Touch station which completes this area. A touch terminal for children from the Kylii Kids range with 3 individual built-in screens. There are over 70 touch games designed and developed by Kylii Kids for the pleasure of children from 3 to 12 years old.
About KFC BELUX (Belgium Luxembourg) – Projestec SA
Already present in more than 140 countries with 23,000 restaurants, KFC is opening in Wallonia. They plan to roll out both in city centres and outside with a drive-in. The company is partnered with Projestec SA (Franchise Belgium and Luxembourg)! In the next five years, they estimates that it will open at least 20 branches in Wallonia, Brussels and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
After Nancy Laxou, the KFC Furiani interactive play area has been set up by Kylii Kids. Augmented Reality games and a tactile table are now available for little corsicans in this amazing brand new interactive play area !
A phygital concept for upcoming share moments
In this fully phygital concept, KFC has chosen to offer mixed, complementary, varied and collaborative experiences. In the play area, we find both a traditional tubular structure and digital games made in France by Kylii Kids.
First, on one side of the KFC Furiani interactive play area, children will have fun with their body movements thanks to the Kylii Air Totem. An augmented reality solution that turns a simple screen into a magic mirror. You can fly a plane just by lifting your arms, put on all kinds of virtual garments like magic… Or even perform a new sporting activity… In total, nearly 40 games available to play, move and stimulate the imagination of young people from Furiani.
Then, on the other side of the digital play area, children will also have the opportunity to play around the Kylii Touch Table. The Kylii Kids Table is multiplayer and allows up to 6 children to play simultaneously. More than 24 cooperative and collaborative games are available on themes both fun and smart. (ecology, fashion, science, nature…)
KFC Furiani interactive play area, a way to get ready to prepare the upcoming reopening…
For now, KFC’s restaurant in Furiani has not yet fully reopened its doors (only for take-away sales). But this project is part of the aim to attract and develop families loyalty. Since the idea of “pleasing the children” is the main motivation for family meals in a restaurant, getting ready for the return of families also means setting up a nice play area for the children.
As we previously announced in the article about Kylii Kids Spain. Well, This is it kids, it’s official, Kylii Kids Italy is born ! Our interactive games for children are landing in Italy! Welcome to Glamour Lab, our new Italian distributor. Buongiorno Kylii Kids Italy!
A new partnership in Italy to get ready for the future
“COVID period has slowed down some projects, but Italy is a country particularly committed to children and families welcome. It will be necessary to attract back customers to shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment places. By sealing this partnership, we are anticipating the takeover and we are strengthening our ability to support large real estate companies and retailers in Italy to prepare for the future” indicates Antoine Nuger – sales director and partner of Kylii Kids. This is why there is a new partnership with Glamour Lab to create Kylii Kids Italy.
Kylii Kids Italy, a partnership with Glamour Lab, specialist in the design of children’s areas
Glamour Lab is a professional with a wealth of experience to work up fittings, furnishings and signage for shopping centers, retail parks, outlets and shops. The company has great experience in Kids play areas because they are also the official Italian distributor of RODECO brand products (indoor and outdoor physical playground). It augurs well for great phygital projects for Kylii Kids Italy’s future, both digital and physical!
“Glamour Lab is very happy to represent Kylii Kids in Italy as the leader in digital and interactive kids areas. With its range of interactive solutions (augmented reality, virtual reality, touch tables), we will be able to provide an appropriate answer to our retail, shopping malls and restaurant customers who want to improve the family experience ” indicates Massimo Libanora – Commercial Director and Partner of Glamour Lab.
Other countries on the horizon for Kylii Kids …
After Great Britain, Spain, Switzerland, Dubai and now Italy, Kylii Kids is always looking for new partners, especially in Germany, United States and Russia … You want to sell our products in your country and become an official Kylii Kids reseller? Please Contact Antoine Nuger by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are in Italy and you have a kids corner project ? Please Contact Glamour Lab to deploy Kylii Kids solutions !
Via Brescia, 2
36040 Torri Di Quartesolo
Vicenza – Italy
Honestly, we are pretty happy to put 2020 in the bin… But in a recycling one, please! Because we can’t throw everything away 🙂
So even if we know that 2021 have no magic wand, at Kylii Kids, we truly believe in happy endings… And that’s why we wish you with all our heart a happy new year ! We also thank our clients for their loyalty and trust.
Interview with Benjamin, Kylii Kids’ Technical Manager
Hey Benjamin! You are Kylii kids’ Technical Manager. Long story short, when a customer orders Kylii Kids’ products, you take over (Purchasing, logistics, interventions schedule and after-sales service).
Why did you choose to join Kylii Kids?
I have known Kylii Kids for a few years now. And, I’ve followed its growth from the very beginning. I immediately feel that the interactive children’s play areas were an avant-garde concept. I saw an incredible potential in it!
So when Johann Gobe, CEO of the company asked me to join the team, I found the idea very attractive. He was looking for an experienced and trustworthy technical manager. I was looking for the opportunity to use my knowledge and skills acquired in an innovative and fast growing company !
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When did you join the company ?
B. P. – I joined Kylii Kids 4 years ago. What stuck to me when I joined the team was the wonderful welcome I received ! I discovered a dynamic team with exceptional commitment and motivation.
Moreover, it was during the large deployment of children’s interactive corners with Flunch (editor’s note. Flunch is a family F&B and more than 80 Flunch restaurants have been equipped with Kylii Kids interactive games these last years.) We can surely say that I had to catch up quickly as soon as I arrived !
Also, when I joined the team, Kylii Kids was starting to grow fast internationally. So, I had the opportunity to take some english lessons to improve this skill upon my arrival.
B. P. – Basically, when a customer orders Kylii Kids’ products, “I take care of everything.” I mean, I am responsible for purchasing, monitoring, equipment preparation, interventions schedule, up to the delivery and installation at the customer’s establishment.
When a customer chooses to install our interactive playground solutions (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Touch tables…), I make sure that all quality and procedure processes are respected. Clearly, the goal of my job is to make the customer happy and satisfied.
When we do our job well, “your start to have positive feedback on the market”.
That’s why we are constantly working our processes to strengthen our customer relationship. We are focused on customer care, support and technical excellence to high level quality to build a long-term and trustful relationship with our customers.
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What is your most amazing deployment experience ?
B. P. – I would definitely say the “Primark Café with Disney” in Birmingham.
Installing our interactive games in the biggest Primark in the world was really challenging!
We have deployed a large part of Kylii Kids range with different and multiple interactive gaming experiences such as augmented Reality, touch tables, interactive floor and interactive individual screens .
That was a team’s project because we have personalized our games with Disney graphics. All of Kylii Kids’ skills and expertise were needed, from IT development to graphics to project management… And we can be proud of the result!
Feedback is amazing. The children’s area is always full. Clients are now lining up to enter the “Primark Café with Disney”!
Now could you tell us how you became a technical manager? What were you doing before Kylii Kids?
B. P. – I started studying technic and technology very soon, since highschool (mechanics, electronics, machining, electricity, production management). Indeed, I’ve always been a jack of all trades, I really like managing productions, bringing new ideas … I needed a job which moves all the time.
After being a technician in production management in a very versatile position for 14 years, I have then taken the post of production manager in a large workshop. This is a job during which I had the opportunity to manage a team of 25 people for large-scale event projects (Tour de France, Football World Cup …).
Apart from having the happiest customers in the world, what are you doing ?
B. P. – I try to spend as much time as possible with my wife and children. Because for me, family is really super important.
I am committed to supporting my sons in their activities (soccer or basketball training). I also try to take some time for myself, through sport, whether it’s mountain biking or going to watch soccer games.
Interview – Maxence Chief Product Officer at Kylii Kids
Hey Maxence ! It’s been almost two years since your last interview and so, also two years since the day you’ve joined Kylii Kids’ Team. It’s time to catch up! For the records, you’re Chief Product Officer and you work on the games production and on new products conception.
As for you, which Kylii Kids game is the most beautiful of all ?
Maxence Devoghelaere – I would say … The magic lab.
A small anecdote, the magic lab is one our last game which just has been developed for a whole new product (Interactive wall – Kylii Wall) and it’s a “sandbox” game. Children have to try to find animations hiding in the setting by using different interactions (touch, swipe, drag, tap…) : a kind of new generation stimulation play area. Our first tester was the 5 years old Sales Director’s son. And honestly, all Kylii Kids’ Team was really proud to see his enthusiasm in front of the beauty of the game. He was repeating “WOOOOOWWWWW” while he was playing with explosions created by each potion poured into the cauldron.
And which game had the greatest graphic evolution ?
M. D. – With no doubt, Super Pilot !
It’s a gestural game where kids pilot a plane and stretch the arms out in order to fly. (Available on Kylii Air – Augmented Reality games).
When I first arrived at Kylii Kids, I asked the team which games they wanted to see quickly evolved. And “Super Pilot” was selected by everyone. So, it was very important for me to pay special attention to this game. And I think Anthony, our infographist, perfectly did the job.
What has been your greatest pride since your arrival at Kylii Kids ?
Because it’s a wonderful project which has been presented to me from the beginning. Then it’s been built with all the team over the time. We have been really far on our brainstormings and tests, from the crazy idea of an holographic treasure chest to the project as it’s now.
On a human side, my greatest pride is clearly to succeed to integrate this cohesive and beautiful team really fast. And also having found a useful and gratifying place for myself and for the others ( Indeed, I hope so ! ;))
Max, tell us everything, what is the secret recipe for a new Kylii Kids game ?
M. D. – Above all, it’s teamwork !
It’s usually start from a brainstorming between me, Julie (Creative & Artistic director) and
Elodie (Account Manager). We share our ideas that fit with the product gameplay. Then we used to set the priorities. Elodie challenges them to the customer requests she has, then we define together a “shortlist” of new titles to be produced.
Then, Julie defines the universes and the artistic direction, and I take care of the game design book including the detailed concept, the rules of the game and the ergonomics / feedbacks.
Then the project is sent to the graphic production, where 2D / 3D assets are created. Then, we launch development with the integration of graphic elements and the implementation of gameplay mechanics.
And finally, it comes back to the artists for a little final touch of sparkles (FX, feedbacks …) before the validation by Julie and myself.
Even if the final validation is up to children, because it’s them the best judges of our work!
What are you working on right now?
M. D. – The finalization of Kylii Wall, our the interactive wall for kids.
The prototype of the wall mounting box has just been finalized by Laurie, our designer and we already have developed 6 games (including the magic lab). Now, we are creating 4 new games to bring the catalog up to 10 games when the solution is launched. (Kylii Kids develops new games throughout the year for each product).
We are also working on an evolution of the Kylii Quest challenge. It was initially dedicated to indoor parks only. We actually add new modes to cover a larger public and to be able to meet events or even touristic needs.
Kylii Kids got through these weeks of lockdown by working on a whole range of new games. And because we think it’s essential to offer families content that is both fun and smart, the latest ones are on the ecology theme !
Discover experiences of games that address children’s environmental awareness and which are about nature, water, forests, animals or plants …
Flower Power – A new Augmented Reality game on plants
It’s time to create the most beautiful field of flowers! Little gardeners are introduced to photosynthesis by experimenting it with Flower Power, our new Augmented Reality game for children.
Once the seeds are sown, the plants need water and light! So, by waving their hands, children clear the clouds to create rain and let the sun shine. And then, plants grow under their eyes.
Ecopuzzle – A new tactile table game for kids about ecology
Water is a vital resource. But if the pieces of the puzzle are not correctly oriented, the setting remains frozen and the river no longer runs its course.
The goal of the game is to reconstruct the watercourse by orienting the puzzle pieces correctly, and bring the environment back to life.
In this collaborative and multi-player tactile table game, children and their families have to listen to each other and act as a team so that nature can take its course.
And many other interactive children’s games and new digital experiences to discover!
These games, and all the new features will soon be available on the Kylii Market for all Kylii Kids’ customers.
You’re not a customer yet ? Please contact us and ask for our catalogs with ecology games but also science, catering, travel, culture and many other themes …
And soon, we will introduce you two completely brand new Kylii Kids’ products! Stay tuned for more information 🙂
After installing childcare spaces in more than 15 countries, Kylii Kids continues its internationalisation. First of all: the UK with the opening of London offices Kylii Kids UK!
“The United Kingdom is a particularly dynamic country in terms of innovation and digitalisation of the customer journey. However, the offer for hosting families especially in terms of interactive children’s space was almost non-existent. Hence the opening of Kylii Kids UK in London and this Franco-British partnership. It is also fully in line with our goal of international growth, “says Antoine Nuger – Commercial Director and Partner of the French headquarters Kylii Kids HQ.
RBTE, the first Kylii Kids UK team show
For its first public release, the brand new Kylii Kids UK team had the pleasure of participating in the RBTE. The Retail Business Technology Expo in London is the must-attend event for retailers. All the latest technologies to increase productivity and improve the customer experience are there every year. All in an environment rich in innovations and inspirations. Kylii Kids and its interactive solutions to improve the customer experience of families had their place.
Contact Kylii Kids UK!
You are in the UK and you have a children’s space project? Do not hesitate to contact the Kylii Kids UK team who will be happy to answer you!