Where's My Water?
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Where's My Water? is a casual puzzle game in which players must clear obstructions from a sewer system in order to deliver clean water to the shower of Swampy the Alligator. Swampy is an unusual alligator because he acts like a human and loves to be clean, a trait that the other alligators find contemptible. This underlying story is played out in a fun, cartoon style, and even though there is conflict, it does not come across as mean-spirited or hurtful.
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
- problem solving
- solving puzzles
Engagement, Approach, Support
With high-quality design and graphics, an appealing narrative, and engaging puzzles, kids will enjoy helping Swampy the Alligator deal with his water problems. Watch out: game play can be addictive for kids and grown-ups alike!
Play is mostly about having fun. Learning content focuses on using logic and planning to solve puzzles, but kids can also pick up some science concepts, such as the differences in behavior between water, steam, and ice.
There’s no help function, but each levels starts with a little hint. There are no connections to deeper learning content or off screen experiences. Fantastic language options make the app accessible for kids in many parts of the world.
What's it about?
Kids playing Where's My Water? must clear the way for water to flow to Swampy the Alligator's shower in this physics-based puzzler. They can also collect ducks and other items to get bonuses. By swiping their finger across the screen and through dirt, kids carve a path for it to flow (or, if it's in steam form, to float). They will encounter obstacles such as toxic ooze, bombs, and expanding algae, but they can also use these to their advantage, depending on the level.
Is it any good?
WHERE'S MY WATER? has all the elements needed for a captivating casual puzzle game -- a unique and differentiated style of gameplay, a fun and cute visual presentation, and a creative storyline to tie all the puzzle levels together. The gameplay mechanic of getting water from point A to point B while navigating around the myriad blocks, bombs, and obstructions is challenging and captivating, and the story of Swampy, the alligator who acts like a human, is funny and engaging enough for players to want to complete each level to advance the story. In short, it is a great game that any player, young or old, will be able to enjoy.
Families can talk about...
Show kids how these concepts can be used in real life, such as figuring out the best path from point A to point B on a map.
Offer this app, and the similar Where's My Perry?, to kids who have a scientific curiosity and want to see how different obstacles can affect the status quo.