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Plum’s Creaturizer

Plum’s Creaturizer

Spring 2016 Mobile Apps
Ages: 6 - 9 yrs.
Developer: WGBH Interactive
Platform: iOS

Fun and easy to use, Plum's Creaturizer lets kids create silly fantastical illustrated creatures within an app, and then following prompts, take the iPad-housed creatures on a real-world backyard photo adventure. Where will this creature hide if there's danger? How will it eat? Where can it fly with such little wings? Photo prompts/missions change as creatures do.

The artwork is colorful and appealing, and creatures can be customized by simply tapping on the body parts. It's simple and well designed, and the concept of combining a creation tool with thought-provoking photo missions is a clever one. However, because creatures are conjured from a defined set of combinations and not players' imaginations, the game will resonate most with those five and under.

That said, there's plenty of fun to be had while thinking about habitats and lifestyles.

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Look for this product at:
WGBH Interactive
Available on iTunes

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