Level up movement with GoNoodle’s latest app: GoNoodle Games!

Julie Crabill

Get ready for a brand new way to experience GoNoodle with GoNoodle Games, a free app created to get kids moving at home and on the go!

Our goal has always been to help kids be more active while doing the things they love. When we got started in 2013, that meant partnering with teachers to fuel classrooms with engaging movement and mindfulness videos. Then in 2018, we launched the GoNoodle app (iOS, Android, AppleTV, Fire, Roku) so kids could enjoy GoNoodle videos at home and on-the-go.

But as anyone who knows kids can tell you: 1) kids love to play games and 2) kids love to watch videos. As kid screen time is increasing, we want to meet kids where they are and make screen time, active time. So, we developed an all-new GoNoodle experience – GoNoodle Games!

Starting today, you can play (iOS, Android):

  • Flo Yo’s Bubble Pop – Help Flo Yo free the fishies and avoid the sharks by waving your hands and moving your body.
  • Om Petalhead’s Flower Power – Clear the weeds in Om’s garden by jumping and sweeping your arms, then chill out and do some yoga with Om… don’t forget to watch out for the bees!
  • Zapp Von Doubler’s Space Race – Jump into Zapp’s character, use your jetpack to steer through space, collecting stars and avoiding space junk.
  • Squatchy Berger’s Rock and Roll – Rock out with Squatchy Berger in this rhythm game with a movement twist. Follow along with your hands while Squatchy lights up the rocks to make music.

Leading mobile and kids’ game technology

We partnered with Dubit, a leader in mobile and kids’ game development, to create games that are accessible to kids of all ages and let kids interact with characters and Champs in all-new ways. The GoNoodle Games app uses Open CV-based computer vision and an advanced machine learning system to safely detect kids’ movements and bring them into the action. While some movement-based games have been designed around adults, our games are tuned to kids to give them the best experience possible.

Designed to tire kids out

And the same care and expertise that has gone into creating GoNoodle videos has gone into creating these games. As Diana Projansky, our Head of Consumer Gaming, explains, “We’ve worked hard to ensure that the games use movements that are safe for kids’ growing bodies but still provide plenty of exercise. Kids should be panting by the time they’re done playing; these games are designed to tire kids out!”

GoNoodle Games - Download the free app!

At GoNoodle, we have always been extremely conscious of keeping kids safe in the digital world. The GoNoodle Games app was built to be COPPA and GDPR compliant. It never collects personally identifiable information on any user – just aggregated, on-platform analytics used to improve the games over time. Things like how many times the Flo Yo game is played, the numbers of bubbles popped, or the number of sharks hit.

All images you see while you play the game are localized and pass through the game without recording. The software only uses the images to read movement, and never stores any images. Think of it like opening the camera, but never taking a photo.

“With the launch of GoNoodle Games, we are providing safe, active screen time built around characters that are loved by millions of kids and trusted by millions of teachers,” said Ann Howard, our VP of Product. “GoNoodle Games will give kids new opportunities to move, and busy families new ways to entertain their children that they can feel good about. By using technology that is already in over 80 percent of U.S. households, we can truly bring movement-based entertainment to all kids, everywhere.”

Jump, wave, and duck to play

With GoNoodle Games, kids have to get up off the couch to play – they use their actions to control a suite of fun movement mini-games designed to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and let them have tons of fun – with no controller, data connection, or extra hardware required! All you need is a smart device and the free GoNoodle Games app!

We’re excited about what GoNoodle Games will mean for kids everywhere. Thanks to the machine learning embedded in the technology, the performance of the movement capture will only improve with time. And we’ll be adding new features and new games soon. We’re also looking for ways to get parents more involved in their kids’ activities on the app. So stay tuned for more!

You can download GoNoodle Games for free on iOS or Android!


And don’t forget to check out GoNoodle videos at home by downloading the free GoNoodle video app on iOS, Android, AppleTV, Fire, and Roku today.