Category Archives: Fun

2014 World Cup – Ziphius way

Fans of a good football match, Ziphius team had the idea to put Portugal and Brazil playing in a pool, on a pretty hot day. Ziphius staff wishes the best of luck to all the teams in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil!

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Happy St. Patrick’s

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This year Saint Patrick’s Day counted on Vinod’s participation,  who had been working in Ziphius hardware remotely.

Vinod came directly from India to give us some extra support on this production phase we are going through. He’s really focused on getting solutions for arising problems and he’s a great team player!

Hope you all have a fantastic Saint Patrick’s day.

Ziphius Patrick (4 of 6)

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Valentine’s variations

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The universe has its own ways to remind us that love is in everything and everywhere.

Today we had a lovely visit at our offices. Based on the lovey dovey theme of the day, we got a drawing with a lot of hearts, a lot of Ziphius and cute animals!

Ziphius + Children, always a good combination 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! ◕‿- ♥

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Virtual Aquariums

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Have you seen a cute virtual aquarium like this? Maybe you’ve already passed through one when shopping. They exist in a lot of places, from event halls to outdoor public spaces, serving their purpose of both entertainment and costumer increase.

The Virtual Aquarium is a social, pet-raising simulator that enables you to create your own pet fish (body and fin format, eye type, pattern, colors…) and then name it and release it into the virtual world. Then you have to be a responsible owner and take care of your pet nicely, so it stays healthy. Remember Tamagotchi or The Sims game? This is sort of an aquatic version of those games and it’s proving to be a success all over the world!

We are very pleased and proud about this project because it is produced by our parent company YDreams. It all comes up from the idea that “the gamification of cultural and retail spaces”, as stated by António Câmara, the YDreams’ CEO, “is a dominant trend”, with crescent popularity. 

The great news here is that from all the YDreams aquariums across the world, there are already 50.000 virtual fish, all created thanks to your creative minds 😉

If we got you interested, see if any of these places are near your area of residence:

Marmara Forum, Istanbul, Turkey

mfi Shopping Center, Munich, Germany

Höfe am Brühl, Leipzig, Germany

Forum Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal

Boulevard Londrina Shopping, Londrina, Brazil

If you live too far away, you can always check the website to see the millions of other smashing works produced by YDreams. The company has been responsible for developing various other projects that privilege the connection between the virtual and the real. 

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Ziphius + children = awesomeness!

We left children alone with Ziphius for a while… Normally this means trouble! Uh-oh…

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This is the result! A fun afernoon with Mrs. Ziphius Ladybug and Mrs. Ziphius Bee.  Ziphius, encouraging children to think outside the box and to be creative. Awesomeness!


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Family friendly


Last week, we took Ziphius to a relaxed atmosphere, the pool, so it could hang out with people. Being a friendly creature, Ziphius gets along pretty well with both children and adults, who had lots of fun playing with it!


Children are very creative, they can find new ways to play with Ziphius, like using it to drag them in the water. Ziphius proved to have a lot of strenght!


The team also took the time to record some footage for the crowdfunding video. Exciting times 🙂


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Ziphius is an Optimist!

Ziphius hasn’t stopped a minute lately! Its latest trip was to Belém, in Lisbon (Portugal).

This time we decided to test Ziphius potentialities for sports and because we are adventurers, chose an audacious group to follow: the optimists!

Ziphius navigated with them in the Tagus river. A more risky environment than usual but everything went as expected. Feels good to be fearless! 🙂


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