What we do
ID-8 is an Amsterdam based design agency run by two industrial design engineers, that specializes in toys and games development. Our expertise lies in all the separate steps of the development process, from market and competitor analyses to quality control of the manufactured product.
Over the years we’ve completed many projects for clients such as Goliath, Asmodee, Ravensburger, TF1, Jumbo, King International, and many more. The common feature of our designs for these companies is that they look great, work well, have cool features, and can be produced at a low manufacturing cost.
In cooperation with BabyBloom Healthcare, Saber Engineering and Pliant BV we’ve developed a Changing Scale, a combination of a changing mat and a weighing scale. The main advantage of this integration is the fact that newborn children do not have to be transported for weighing, which reduces stress for the child and diminishes the risk[…]
This is a project we’ve worked on in 2014. The basic idea was to have a piggybank that can be slammed, and at a random moment the bank burst open and the coins fly in all directions. The main challenge was to integrate the slamming mechanism correctly inside the pig. For this project we’ve taken[…]
The latest that we’ve done for Ravensburger Digital – the Space Hawk! It connects toys with smartphones, by integrating the smartphone in a state of the art spaceship. Challenges in this project were the quick and safe installation of the phone, keeping the weight down, and making sure the spaceship could be easily transformed. And[…]
The Rocket Fishing Rod was developed for the US branch of Goliath Games. The item was taken over from Spin Master and we’ve re-engineered the insides for cost-purposes and the exterior for aesthetic purposes. The Rocket Fishing Rod is a fishing rod that shoots the float, so the child doesn’t have to cast the line.[…]
Done as a design project for Asmodee, we’ve done all stages on the project, from the initial themeing (see sketches below) til the graphic design for the packaging.
Who wouldn’t like to have a shape-explaining turtle that you can walk with? Exactly Ravensburger’s thoughts, and they’ve commissioned us to develop the turtle below. We’ve taken care of several concepts, the styling and the engineering of the exterior. He should be in stores in Fall of 2015.
We co-developed this patented inventor item for Goliath Games, and took care of the exterior of both the Dragon and the controller. The product has been selling from Fall 2014.