So that the journey is part of the holiday and that the road is a pleasant experience for the whole family… Areas, the travel catering specialist, is providing interactive games at two first sites in Spain! Currently, two AREAS kids corners have recently been equipped with Kylii Kids games. The restaurants at the Penedes (Tarragona) and Montseny Norte (Barcelona) motorway service areas are now ready to welcome families!
Keeping children busy on the road, a well-known problem for families…
Anyone who has ever travelled in a car with children knows how complicated our dear children can be on the road.
As soon as you start the car, you hear “I’m bored…” or the famous “Are we almost there?”
Dedicated services at rest areas to better welcome families are essential for everyone to relax. This is why AREAS has chosen to provide interactive and fun activities that match children’s expectations in its restaurants.
AREAS kids corners, play and exercise after a good meal before getting back on the road…
Stopping at a motorway service area with children can be stressful. If children are bored, parents grab a sandwich and leave. They may not take the time to eat in a restaurant. That’s why you have to manage the children’s energy! Areas has chosen to install a Kylii Air totem in one of its stations. This Augmented Reality game is controlled by gestures. It stimulates both physically and intellectually the kids. The children interact with their body movements and all their energy is called into play
Interactive games, a thought present in several countries…
Last year, Areas already deployed its first interactive games area with Kylii Kids in France. So, since December, the restaurant in the Vironvay motorway service welcomes children with an interactive multiplayer floor. The children can run, jump and play on the projection which is animated under their feet! Another fun activity to stretch the legs before getting back on the road!
With an operational presence in 12 countries around the world, Areas offers a very wide range of catering services to meet the expectations of travellers and concessionaires, in airports, railway stations and motorway service areas.
In Steskal stores, services and customer experience are the top priorities. The company’s goal is to create friendly places where the whole family will have a good time and be happy to come back. And that’s why, in one of the 20 points of sale of the Pan Steskal bakery and pastry shop, the interactive Kylii Kids games were installed and decorated with their most beautiful colors!
A multi-activity kids area Pan Steskal dedicated to children
In this new concept, a huge interactive Kylii Kids area has been installed so that children can have fun and enjoy while their parents are doing their shopping.
On both sides of this kids area, children can play around the Kylii Touch Tables to have fun together. On each tactile table, up to 6 children can play simultaneously. And it’s more than 24 cooperative and collaborative games available on playful and nice themes. (ecology, fashion, science, nature…)
On the other side of this area, 4 Kylii Touch desks of all sizes are lined up (3-6 years, 6-9 years, 9-12 years and P.M.R). In total, nearly 70 playful and smart touch games will be available to young customers.
And finally, in the center of the space, 3 Kylii View Virtual Reality towers (2 for 6-9 years old and 1 for 9-12 years old) make them travel through virtual worlds, in the air, to the sea or even space thanks to virtual reality.
About Pan Steskal
Pan Steskal started as a family bakery business. Then, the company expanded into several areas (delicatessen chain, artistic cakes, catering, retail…). Pan Steskal is now operating in a new and modern shopping center in Czarny Dunajec.
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.
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 !
Kylii Kids Euratechnologies – Lille – FRANCE
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.
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 🙂
14 million visitors expected per year, 100,000 m2 of space, a central lake: the new shopping center Lagoh in Seville is not halfway! And because he will also be at the forefront of technology and customer experience, Kylii Kids has been solicited.
Kylii Kids is accelerating in Spain. While waiting for other new deployments of interactive Kids corners that we will communicate very soon, Kylii Kids Spain deploys its gaming solutions the brand new shopping center of Seville: Lagoh. The Lar España Group at the origin of the complex has seen the big picture with an area of 100,000 square meters of shops, greenery and leisure.
The shopping center has even a central lake with an area equivalent to two Olympic swimming pools. Around, you can visit hundreds of fashion stores (Primark, Inditex group brands, H & M or Victoria’s Secret and Hollister) or catering.
A mall under the Kylii Kids experience
With Lagoh, the initiators of the project have really sought to offer an experience and a customer journey different from what exists on the market, whether in terms of the diversity of activities on offer (climbing area, aerodynamic tunnel, artificial beach, etc. .) than technological innovation.
PicWic + Toys’R’Us = PicWicToys. From the merger of these toys distribution monsters in France is born a new brand whose ambition is to make each store a place of life for families. Kylii Kids is definitely active in this transformation!
” PicWicToys is a new omnichannel brand that is launching in France, with a network of 63 stores, a complete digital ecosystem and 1,400 employees“, announced last July Nathalie Peron-Lecorps, CEO of PicWicToys. This new brand was born from the merger of the international brand Toys’R’Us created in 1948 in New York and Stéphane Mulliez PicWic brand. It proudly appears on the 43 ex-Toys’ R Us stores façade in France and by mid-November on the 20 ex-Picwic stores, but also on the single website, which is the cornerstone of an omnichannel strategy. Globally, customers now benefit from a broad offer of nearly 20,000 references, on and off line.
Stores to play
New sign, but also new concept with “Place to play”. “The goal is to make each store a place to live for families and childcare professionals, explains Nathalie Peron-Lecorps. By creating traffic all year long, we want to make you want to come and come back through a wide offer for all ages and all desires. We propose workshops and entertainment to have fun and share, the possibility of celebrating birthdays in store or at home, to rent inflatable structures for family events or school parties, places to welcome and advise families … “. PicWicToys stores are not just toy stores but stores to play.
Re-enchant the customer experience
The brand also wants to be part of the future with interactive games to rethink the journey and the customer experience. For this, the new brand has asked Kylii Kids to deploy their interactive, fun and educational solutions. In Lomme, a multi-player touch table welcomes families to the relaxation area and two Kylii View towers are located in the heart of the store. Thirty games are offered to re-enchant the customer experience. Some have even been personalized with the new brand mascots, Pic, Wic and Toys, which are reflecting the new brand image : modern, joyful and related to childhood.
A fun and memorable Eurotunnel travel experience starts in the waiting area with integrated Kylii Kids interactive solutions.
Since the launch of the Channel tunnel in 1994, England is no longer really an island. The Eurostar shuttle travels under the sea between Calais-Coquelles in France and Folkestone in England. The shuttle is used daily by nearly 60,000 passengers including families excited at the prospect of a journey to another country. Conscious of providing an enjoyable and quality service Eurotunnel chose Kylii Kids solutions to manage the waiting time before boarding.
Touch panels and interactive floor
A dedicated area has been mapped out for children where they can have fun before boarding the shuttle. Four touch panels and an interactive floor provide both active and interactive attractions with numerous games available in several languages. Disability access has been incorporated to accommodate all audiences. “Many families travel with the Shuttle. It was important for us to offer them a fun, educational and innovative moment for a travel experience that starts in the waiting area!” says Yves Szrama, Customer Experience Director.
The interactive and digital kids corners specialist is now available in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, a unique market that tends to favor premium providers.
After the United Kingdom and the language of Shakespeare, Spain and the language of Cervantes, Kylii Kids opens a new horizon: Goethe’s language with Switzerland and Liechtenstein. According to Antoine Nuger, Kylii Kids Sales Director, “the Swiss market is particularly demanding. To establish a permanent presence, it is therefore necessary to already have good international experience in the digital sector. The in-house mastery of the different working languages is then a non-negligible advantage. SCS COMPUTER SYSTEMS AG matches these qualities that’s why we entrust them to develop Kylii Kids. He can capitalize in his business experience in Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the Digital world since 27 years. In addition, this unique market also tends to favor premium providers. These companies stand out by their experience in the realization of projects with high added value. This includes mastering rigorous processes tailored to the specific needs of each client. ”
An original customer experience
Personalization, high added value, innovation … perfect, it’s in the DNA of Kylii Kids. Economic players from Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany will be able to offer an original and optimized customer experience for families, parents and children. Interactive floors, touch screens, virtual reality solutions, augmented reality gaming experience : it’s up to them to choose which digital kids corners best matches their marketing strategy, their kids corners or their client experience. With more than a bank of one hundred and fifty games available! In the land of William Tell, it will still be more fun and less dangerous to play with our digital games than shooting in an apple on the head of his son!
Technology is good, however, incorporating fun, learning and interaction is great! At Kylii Kids we are throwing down three new unique creations designed for touch tables.
We know children love playing on the interactive floor, virtual reality, augmented reality and tactile tables. After the initial wow factor the games content needs to follow suit. That is where our expertise comes in. With games designers, graphic designers, engineers, at all levels our development studio work to deliver games that are both fun, cooperative and educational.
Fascinating universes and topical themes
In addition to immersing them in fascinating worlds, the chosen themes correspond to current topics. Ecology, fashion, science, nature…. Kylii Kids offer you nearly 70 games for touch tables! Some are even adapted to our clients’ areas, such as “discovering the human body”, “caring for patients” and “transforming into super-drug” for health professionals or pharmacies. Although aimed at 3-12 year olds, our games are age-less and it wouldn’t be the first time the tables have been surrounded by parents or grandparents! In addition to the time spent designing our games, an entire phase is devoted to tests by panels of children before earning the right to be published in our catalogue.
In the family of activities designed to develop children’s imagination and creativity. In this fun and bright game, players select colours and shapes to fill-in the surface with their small octopus. Yes, that’s right, an octopus! Its fun, quircky and very addictive!
Utilises the gaming platform to encourage a respect for nature and protection of the environment. In Deforestation, children monitor the growing forest and prevent small bulldozers from destroying the trees. Perfect, if you want to associate the image of your business with the protection of the planet and its future.
In the farm there is…
Search the cheerful farm to find the lost animals. Designed to promote team work and mutual cooperation players work together to score big and enjoy sharing a win.
On the table!!
All these games and many more are available for our tables and touch terminals. Units can be customised to reflect your brand colours or themes and all of our solutions have been built for intensive use. Fireproof materials, rounded edges, tempered glass screens, everything is designed to withstand the onslaught of children and time! As touch tables can accommodate up to 6 players simultaneously durability is paramount!