Yesterday marked an exciting day for us here at Sifteo. We’re thrilled to announce that Sifteo cubes are now available for pre-order from our store, and we will begin shipping to customers in September.

When we first previewed Sifteo cubes in prototype form at TED in 2009 we knew we were on to something special – especially after the video was watched more than a million times! Sifteo cubes are the result of our work to use advances in embedded computers and sensor technology to create fun interactive experiences that you can feel good about. We have designed these diminutive devices for hands-on learning and play. Sifteo cubes are the world’s first Intelligent Play Platform – a new dimension in play, fusing the familiarity of tactile interfaces, innovative interactions and engaging software titles.

Over the past several months we’ve been hard at work spiffing up the Sifteo play experience. Hats off to the efforts of our product and game teams, as well as our Early Access customers who gave us a lot of great feedback. Interest among major game studios has been piqued, and master puzzle designers like Scott Kim and Tyler Hinman are already making exciting games designed exclusively for Sifteo cubes (more on these in the coming weeks).

But we don’t think programmers should have all the fun. The new Sifteo Creativity Kit, included with every Sifteo Pack, enables users to easily customize an endless array of gameplay experiences for themselves and others without having to write a single line of code! We’re really excited about this feature, and we can’t wait to see what our users will make.

Sifteo cubes are available for pre-order now from the Sifteo store. A Sifteo pack includes three cubes, a Sifteo charging dock, USB radio link which wirelessly connects the cubes to any Windows or Mac computer, and Siftrunner, our desktop application. Siftrunner is pre-loaded with the Sifteo Creativity Kit and two awesome games – Chroma Lite and Mount Brainac – and you can buy and download new games from the Sifteo store.

For our international friends, we’re working to bring Sifteo cubes to your corner of the world as soon as possible.

For developers, we’ve heard you loud and clear – you want an SDK. Well, we’re happy to announce that the Sifteo SDK will also be available in September. You can read more on that in Liam’s post here.

We’re really excited by what you’re about to try, but remember – we’re just getting started. Sifteo cubes are designed to grow and change over time with new games, new features, and new ways to excite and inspire you to play and learn at the same time.

For more details on Sifteo and Sifteo cubes, visit our new website to learn more.