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Another New Game Art Update

Hey Chinese Fridge fans, just wanted to share another quick update on new art for the upcoming American Food vocabulary game!

In addition to the foods above, there are a few others that are sure to get your appetite for learning going.

We hope you’re as excited as us for the next app! Can you guess what the other food items will be?

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American Food Chinese Fridge: Sneak Peak for Next Game App

Hello Chinese Fridge fans! Sorry it’s been a while since the last update, we’ve been busy with some real world tasks and got a little distracted from this project.

That said, we’re happy to announce that things are moving forward quickly again and a new game covering American food vocabulary words is in the works! Here’s a sneak peak of some of the art.

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Cantonese Learning Game App Now Available

Finding a good Mandarin Chinese game app can be difficult, but finding a fun Cantonese learning app can be even more challenging. While Mandarin is our specialty, we made a free Cantonese learning app based on our Dim Sum game app because we’re based in America, where there has historically been a large number of Cantonese speaking Chinese communities in cities like San Francisco and New York.

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Dim Sum Chinese Game App Officially Released

吃飯! Time to eat! Our latest Chinese game app, Chinese Fridge Dim Sum, has officially been released on the iTunes App Store. As you can probably tell, this Chinese game app aims to teach kids fun dim sum vocabulary words.

As with the original Chinese Fridge app, this version also has game modes to help kids learn pinyin, simplified Chinese characters and traditional Chinese characters. In addition, new dim sum graphics, special blocks and sound effects bring new fun and ‘flavor’ to our game.

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Dim Sum Chinese Fridge Game App Now In Beta

We’re happy to announce our Dim Sum version of the Chinese Fridge game app is now in beta for testing. We’re still working out some bugs, but for now we wanted to reward our blog followers with this sneak peek preview image of the game. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for the official release!

Dim Sum Chinese Fridge Game App for Kids to Learn Chinese

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Sneak Peak of Dim Sum Chinese Fridge Game App

Who’s hungry for some dim sum? Our next Chinese game app is in development and the topic is mouth watering!

Xia Jiao

To give you a little “taste” of what’s to come, check out this prototype art for shrimp dumplings, or 蝦餃 (xia jiao) in Chinese. We hope this next set of vocabulary will help kids learn Chinese characters and words for dim sum, but we can’t guarantee it won’t make them hungry, too!

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Apple Settles Lawsuit Over In-App Purchases by Kids

A lot of people have suggested to us that we add in-app purchases to our app to generate money from our users, but the recent settlement between Apple and users whose kids racked up hefty bills via in-app purchases shows exactly why we refuse to use these features in our Chinese game app for kids.

From the outset, we knew we had a responsibility to parents and kids to not dangle purchases in front of children playing our apps the way so many “free” apps these day do constantly during use.

The Apple settlement, filed February 22, is clear evidence that families think this is an unfair practice and a deceptive way to make money. The fact that Apple is now giving $5 iTunes credit to each afflicted party also shows the tech giant is facing growing resentment towards in-app purchases.

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Chinese Fridge App Update Coming Soon!

Another update is around the corner for our Chinese game, Chinese Fridge. This update will add two new exciting special blocks to the game: Sheep Stampede and Ice Cubes.

Both Sheep Stampede and Ice Cubes special blocks have individual animation unique to each block. Be sure to update the iPad app if you have it already installed via the App Store — if not, get it! It’s free!

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Chinese Fridge iPad App Update Coming

Hey Chinese Fridge fans, we wanted to let you know that an update to the app has been submitted so that it is officially out of beta testing.

The app approval process generally takes a week, so you can expect Chinese Fridge to hit the app store live sometime around Friday, February 1.

The app will be available via the app store around then, but until then please note the link will not be active.

Though the app is no longer in beta, we’re already working on the next update which will add new special blocks to make game play more exciting.

Thanks to all the users who participated in beta testing! We got a lot of great feedback and will begin adding new features and improvements as we review the feedback.

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