‘Toca Nature’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

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Apple has just named “Toca Nature” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the award-winning education software for both iPhone and iPad for free—a great savings of $2.99.

Geared towards kids, Toca Nature allows you to shape nature and watch it develop. Want to grow your own forest? Go for it. Want to create a mountain range and enjoy the view? You got it. Plants, animals, landscapes and more are at your disposal.

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From the App Store Editors’ notes:

Mold the world to your liking with nothing but a finger in TOCA Boca’s inspiring app. Create mountain ranges, carve out lakes, and grow forests—then watch as animals populate their new homes. Gorgeous polygonal visuals make the whole experience mesmerizing, and creating a lively ecosystem is the perfect way to teach kids about animals’ natural habitats.

And here’s a clip of the app in action:

If you’re not familiar with developer Toca Boca, they are a highly regarded studio that makes award-winning apps for children. As you can see in the above video, this particular app is extremely well done, and very much worth grabbing at this discount.

You can find Toca Nature in the App Store for free.