A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is an open-ended game with no goal other than to explore making music and art. It contains no objectionable content, and could spawn creativity and interest in the arts. One downside to be aware of: Kids can't save their work.
Is It Any Good?
This is the creation of Toshio Iwai, the talent behind the 1996 award-winning SimTunes computer simulation game. It's a compelling playground in which to explore music. Playing with the plankton is fascinating because each of the 10 kinds produces music in different ways, and all of the music is accompanied by mesmerizing visuals.
Electroplankton will enthrall kids who enjoy exploring sights and sounds in an unstructured environment. It will not hold the interest of kids seeking structure and winning. A minor frustration is that kids can't save their compositions, nor can they combine two kinds of plankton. Nonetheless, this is a magical way to explore the components of music.
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