Feeling a little nostalgic with childhood games you used to play? The game puts you in control of Butchukoy, a little boy out to play his most favorite game: Sipa, the Filipino street hacky sack.
Sipa, literally meaning “kick”, is the Philippine version of the street hacky sack. The object of the Sipa game is to hit a shuttlecock with your feet and elbows for as long as you can. In the Philippines, players use washer with ribbons or scrap cloth.
The game puts you in control of Butchukoy, a little boy out to play Sipa throughout the streets of Manila. Earn points every time Butchukoy successfully hits the shuttlecock. Look out for litter on the streets because you’ll get extra points for picking them up, You’ll be able to use these points to unlock other places in the Philippines so keep them coming!
Furthermore, what makes Sipa different from other games available today is the fact that there is more to it than just excitement and thrill. Sipa spells nationalism, culture, heritage, life lessons, and adrenalin-pumping gaming acts all rolled into one.
The goal of the creators of this game is to share and promote Filipino culture around the world. Part of the proceeds from this Sipa game will be given to non-profit
organizations, Mighty Minds and Filipino Matters. (www.MightyMinds.org , www.FilipinoMatters.org)
It’s going to be a great bonding moment (for parents and kids) explaining that these were the games children used to play when we didn’t have iPhones, iPads or DS Lites yet. -GeekGirlManila
Educational, challenging and fun to play with. A game that every Filipino will be proud of – Geekster Philippines
Team Butchukoy did a great job taking advantage of accelerometer which some of the popular games did not take advantage of. This feature made the game more challenging, more exciting. Cool! This is a breakthrough for Pinoy gaming development. Kudos to the developers! – The City Roamer
A must try – Ajay’s Writings on the Wall
True-blue Filipino app game in the iOS and Android marketplace- You Say Too
This app is not only challenging and fun but educational as well. Indeed a great way to promote Filipino culture. – Pinoy Technologies
Read more: http://www.pinoytechnologies.com/filipino-innovation-enters-digital-world-with-the-sipa-app/#ixzz1uxg58TxL
It looks simple and fun, and we’re sure that kids will love this app – Flip Geeks
I’m a SIPA believer – WAHM aholic
Sipa: Street Kick is the first ever Filipino-themed game, now available for iPhone and iPad.