What is Nestlings?
Nestlings is an unprecedented mobile game designed to help people save up a pot of money, typically £1,000.
How does it work?
Nestlings connects securely to your normal bank account and reacts to your spending in the real world. Little creatures called 'Nestlings' are triggered by your actions out there and they make efforts to squirrel away small amounts of money for you, with your permission.
Is the app safe?
Indeed, it is as safe as your online banking, all protected with the same level of high tech security.
How much money could I save?
We think £1,000 over 12 months is a good target, but it is completely up to you. That is the kind of figure and timeline that would really get the Nestlings going, but you can play the game any way you wish. The important thing is to simply enjoy seeing your nest egg grow, just as the Nestlings themselves derive pleasure from building it up for you and making their own world more beautiful.
Who made Nestlings?
Nestlings was conceived by the creatives and engineers at Thought Machine Labs, the experimental arm of Thought Machine, a leading fintech company based in Shoreditch, London. To ensure a true gaming experience, we teamed up with our good friends at Glitchers, an award-winning games studio up the road in Dalston. Thought Machine is known for its principal product, Vault, a cloud-based core banking platform, which is revolutionising how banking is done. We also made a pretty big splash recently with our digital money box for children, Money Monsters, which was taken on by Santander. Glitchers, meanwhile, have enjoyed global accolades for having created the world’s first game designed to help battle dementia, Sea Hero Quest.
When is it coming out?
Nestlings should be ready to download, play, and help save you your nest egg by the end of 2019. Every character we have designed is itching to get cracking, and most things are already good to go. Please sign up now via our mailing list and we’ll let you know when the Beta is ready for a limited group to start using.
What mobile platforms will it be on?
We intend to release Nestlings on Android and iOS.
Is it free to play?
Why, of course! We have dreamt this up in order to help people save money, not to charge them. Our own expenditure in terms of having developed this concept for over a year will be covered by other projects we are working on. Nestlings is a labour of love, for the good of anyone who wants to build up a pot of cash in a really fun way. That includes all of us here!
Will there be early access for the press?
It would be our pleasure to demo the Alpha version of Nestlings to anyone seriously interested. Please get in touch for more details. If you would like to trial run our Beta version later in the year, please sign up to our mailing list.
Can I help out with Nestlings?
That is very kind of you, but we are OK for the time being, most bases seem to be covered!
Can I work for you?
Well, if you're happy to scoop Nestlings poop, maybe...