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Milky Shaky LAB

Fun and Astronomy in the palm of your hand!

Become cosmic dust!
GIF of the prototype of the Milky Shaky LAB game. There is a central crosshair that reacts to the movement of the mobile phone. There are indicators to help you find the celestial body.
Mobile phone screen shot of the game Milky Shaky LAB. It features a central crosshair and two celestial bodies: Moon and Comet Neowise.
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Watch the Manifesto for Science!

But, consider it outdated. After all, the Universe keeps expanding (and so do we)!
Milky Shaky LAB character set. We can see Queen Sunny holding a chocolate cake with atoms, Princess Earth is pulling Aia Moon and Princess Venus. Prince Mars on the other hand is flying with skyboard and Prince Mercury is using his one-wheeled scooter.
meet the characters

Queen Sunny

SUNNY is the ruler of the Kingdom of SUNNY KINGDOM, responsible for keeping the furnace that heats and illuminates the icy valley where the kingdom is located. She fulfils this task with zeal and still finds time to dedicate to her great passion: confectionery.

Her dream is to be an apprentice to the Confectionery Supernovas and make the best cakes in the MILKY SHAKY GALAXY.

Queen Sunny, a character from the IP Milky Shaky. She is in a long yellow dress with a softly pointed collar and crown.
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Princess Earth

Princess EARTH is a mystery. Owner of the THIRD ISLAND, she is always accompanied by AIA LUA, her maid of company. She is the twin sister of Princess VÊNUS, although nowadays they both look very different from each other.

It was not always like this: in their childhood, EARTH and VENUS were really identical. After the mysterious hurricane that enveloped the THIRD ISLAND for several years, EARTH reappeared differently, with incredible powers to create life with her touch.

EARTH is naive and cheerful, she keeps no worries to herself. She has her head in the clouds, always thinking about the living beings that live in her castle. She doesn't give a damn about her appearance, but she ends up making a big impression on those around her in the kingdom of SUNNY KINGDOM.

Earth has hair of water / planty head / signal / creates life with touch / dressed in skyVenus being hot planet oven / dressed all closed up / stuffy like heavy atmosphere / of that planet / clouds of molten lava
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Aia Lua

AIA LUA loves to play innocent tricks: she is the class jokester. She would like to be more respectful to her beloved Princess EARTH's friends, but the humorous vein is stronger in her. Despite this, she is always willing to help, even if the help ends up resulting in confusion.

AIA LUA is often underestimated by VENUS and the princes, who forget that EARTH loses her life-creating powers if she is separated from AIA LUA.

The hat of AIA LUA changes shape frequently, sometimes being the paws of a crab, the head of a lion or the ears of a rabbit! This is an allusion to the figures observed on the moon through the phenomenon of pareidolia - the tendency to see shapes like faces or animals where nothing exists in reality.

Aia Lua performs in an agitated manner as she paints her house with white paint. The paint reflects the rays of the furnace at Castle Solis, where Queen Sunny is staying.
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Princess Venus

VENUS is an artist, introspective and sensitive. Sarcastic, she is a princess of few words. When the hurricane that engulfed the THIRD ISLAND isolated her beloved sister EARTH from the rest of the kingdom, for VÊNUS it was like having her heart ripped out.

Now that EARTH has returned, VENUS doesn't want to part with her sister. Overcoming her natural seclusion, she finds herself exploring the kingdom together with EARTH and AIA MOON. Even an innocent movie session in EARTH'S castle can turn out to be an archaeological expedition to the unknown quarters of the place.

VENUS gets into constant arguments with AIA LUA, but lately she has realized that it's like talking to a lunatic, literally. VENUS sees herself as the naive protector EARTH and always tries to make her understand that not everyone is as nice as she is.

Princess Venus introduces herself in a sulky way. But she's a sweetheart. She's just hot-headed, really. Her dress is long and red, with drawings of lightning and acid rain clouds. She has a hat with the tip on fire.
Check the Celestial Environments

Island-Castle de Terra

Each character has his or her own island-castle. This is the one on Earth. Just as the features of the planets are present in the characters, the castles in Milky Shaky LAB are similarly represented.

Princess EARTH'S THIRD ISLAND was similar to the infernal SECOND ISLAND of VENUS, but after the mysterious silver hurricane engulfs the island and disappears after several years, the construction that appears before the residents of SUNNY KINGDOM is unlike anything they have ever seen.

The Island is surrounded by a glass greenhouse that retains the heat coming from the SOLIS CASTLE, but its windows open and close in a rhythmic movement, so that the temperature allows the existence of a rare substance in the kingdom: liquid water.

Earth Castle with waterfall, high mounds with walking feet on magma plate. Everything is covered with a thin layer of glass.

And why Astronomy?

We are all born curious. And we begin, from the moment we break the placenta, to conduct experiments in the laboratory of life.

We learn to walk by falling;
We learn to speak, trying to reproduce what we hear by babbling sounds;
We make associations like a computer program (if this, then that);
If we feel something strange, we cry and then gain comfort;
We observe the shape of objects, their texture, smell, taste and emitted sounds.

This is the beginning of logical thinking in children. However, for some reason, when we become adults we stop thinking like children. And this must change!

It is through curiosity, observation and mainly through creativity that we cultivate knowledge in our minds. And that is why we have chosen the fascinating theme of Astronomy, which is a multidisciplinary subject, to contribute to the child development of our small citizens.

Our aim is to sharpen the little minds and contribute to various areas of knowledge, such as:

minimalist icon of a magnifying glass in blue with a yellow circle.
Curiosity
minimalist icon of an atom with electrons around it drawn in blue colour. In the background there is a yellow circle, to ensure better visualisation.
Physics
minimalist icon of a beaker used in chemistry labs, drawn in blue colour. In the background there is a yellow circle, to ensure better visualization.
Chemistry
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History of Science
minimalist icon of a telescope in blue with a yellow circle.
Observation
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Creativity
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Space Exploration
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Fun \o/

Nossos Apoiadores <3

Our whole journey has been amazing. But we wouldn't be here now if it wasn't for our cosmic supporters! They believed in the idea, when it was still just a few dozen pages with concepts, illustrations and graphics. They are wonderful people and companies.
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Screenwriter: Let's send them a shower of shooting stars!!!
Programmer: Hmm, if no shooting stars exist, what will we be sending them?
Astrophysics: Meteors, which are a kind of meteoroids.
Programmer: What????
Astrophysics: But, if they fall on the surface of the Earth they will be called Meteorites.
Programmer: Oh, that's good. They seem less dangerous :)
Astrophysics: Meteorites can measure a few tens of centimeters to meters in diameter. The largest meteorite found on Earth is in Namibia, it measures 2.7 meters long and weighs 60 tons!
Screenwriter: Boy!
Astrophysics: Heavy, huh? Now, imagine this rock coming towards you at 72km/s? Better saying: at exactly 259,200 km/h!
Programmer: O.o
Screenwriter: Meo Deos T.T I just want the shiny part!!!

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SPcine Public Notice - City of São Paulo

We were contemplated in the first Public Notice for Games promoted by Spcine called Games Seed Money 2020, for the prototyping of a 'vertical slice' of the game. Spcine is an initiative of the São Paulo City Hall.

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SPcine Game Incubator

We are from the first group of projects in the SPcine Game Incubator in the year 2021. It was 10 months of follow-up and conversations with 14 qualified Brazilian mentors from the global gaming market.

Samsung Ocean N2

Encerramos nossa participação no Programa de Pré-Aceleração da Samsung Ocean com louvor em 2021! \o/ Foram meses e meses de mentorias e workshops ultra-intensos com conteúdos absurdos de bom <3.

Samsung Developer

We are Samsung Developers certified by Samsung headquarters in South Korea. Our first product is wallpapers for mobile phones. However, it is already on our roadmap: animated themes, icons and then wearables. ;)

Indie Hero

Indie Hero is a digital games accelerator and was created as a spin-off from GameJam+. PlaySTEM Academy was selected in PIIH 2021 - IndieHero's First Investment Program passing all phases. Now, we are negotiating to receive inputs from investors interested in our studio.

AbraGames

Created in 2004, Abragames, the Brazilian Association of Digital Game Developers, is a non-profit entity and its objective is to strengthen the Brazilian game development industry. PlaySTEM Academy has been a member since its foundation.

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Our mobile game Milky Shaky LAB is in production.
However, you can already download the wallpapers for Samsung phones ;)
(content available for Brazil only, for now)

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QR code that will lead to the Galaxy Store from PlaySTEM
Set of three mobile phones, all with distinctive Milky Shaky LAB wallpapers
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playSTEM Academy
is a STEM entertainment hub for children aged 9 to 10.

Society needs STEM
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Space Exploration and Logical Reasoning are terms that are more common these days. So common, that in the last decade more than 2 million STEM jobs were created in the United States alone. But here in Brazil , out of 2 million graduates, only 20 thousand are STEM graduates.

GDP generation
According to research, nations that do not invest in these areas may develop a low qualification in the workforce and in the cognitive thinking of their citizens. However, those countries that have already been investing and encouraging young people to graduate in these areas are beginning to see an increase in the generation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in their regional economies.

What is STEM?
STEM is an acronym which means:

(S) Science
(T) Technology
(E) Engineering
(M) Mathematics

And why are STEM subjects important?
People with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are more likely to develop the skills that are so essential in the 21st century, such as: Leadership, Collaboration, Logical Thinking, Problem Solving, Innovation and Creativity.

A person with a degree in Physics is one of the people most likely to be employable in the job market. She has been trained to solve problems.
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Neil Degrasse Tyson - American Astrophysicist
Education, whatever it may be, is always a theory of knowledge put into practice.

Paulo Freire - Educator and philosopher
Tell me and I shall possibly forget.
Teach me and I shall remember.
But if you involve me, I shall learn.
(free translation)

Xun Kuang - Chinese philosopher, follower of the Confucian line

playSTEM Academy
contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

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Goal 4 - Quality Education

We want to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all from entertainment

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Goal 5 - Gender Equality

We propose to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by using intellectual properties that empower them.

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Goal 8 - Decent Jobs and Economic Growth

Our long-term goal is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, based on decent work for all. In the 21st century, decent work is only possible with strong education and culture, aimed at the development of cognitive skills.

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Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

The entertainment industry is one of the industries that least consumes raw materials and one of the most able to reuse the product produced for other users. We encourage the reuse and recycling of materials and apply concepts of renewable energy generation in our productions. Thus, we are ensuring sustainable production and consumption standards.

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Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

A society with resilient infrastructure that promotes inclusive and sustainable industrialisation is fundamental to balance. We seek to foster innovation with software and game development methodologies to stay current.

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Goal 13 - Action against Global Climate Change

We take action to combat climate change and its impacts. We acknowledge the efforts of the United Nations on Climate Change [UNFCCC]. We produce entertainment intellectual properties that always bring up the importance of taking care of the climate balance.

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