Make a scene: Farmyard is an animated sticker book released by Innivo Ltd.
“Do your children enjoy making a scene? Then give them ‘Make a Scene’, and give yourself some precious peace and quiet. Make A Scene Farmyard is a fun interactive game that engages children’s natural sense of creativity.”
The application allow you to create a farm yard scene using the animated “stickers” and backgrounds available.
As you place the sticker their name is read out allowed, then the sound effect. At the same time the stick will go through its animation. As you continue to add to the scene, the animal will animate at random times.
There are five backgrounds to select from and a lot of stickers, the app descriptions says 40, but over fifty.
The screen is uncluttered with only the top bar for adding the stickers and then two buttons at the base to allow the screen to be cleared and to select a new background.
This game is aimed at the under fives, and as my daughter is four I gave it to her to test and watched the results before testing myself.
She play happily for over fifteen minutes before becoming distracted by a TV program, so that is good. She found it easy to use, adding and removing the stickers and changing the background. She has used applications similar this before on iOS. She did ask me, as she gave me the Touchpad to save her picture and I did a screen capture, but as with many webOS screen shots it was covered with black lines.
The graphics and sounds are both very good.
On the upside:
- Nice artwork.
- Easy to use interface.
- Nice sound effects, some of which made my daughter laugh.
On the downside:
- Needs the ability to save an image to the photo app.
- Would be nice to resize the stickers manually, rather than based on the position on the screen.
- My daughter wanted more backgrounds.
Overall, this is a great application and will keep younger kids very happy. Since the review my daughter has played with it again and again. It is a hard line to make something simple to use and yet fun and entertaining and I think Innivo have got it just about right. I think if a little more content could be added over time like more backgrounds and the odd extra sticker my daughter will remain happy with this app. If you have younger kids this really is going to be a must have.
Size: 46.1 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.99