Eden - World Builder

App review by
Mark Raby, Common Sense Media
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No limit to creativity with LEGO-like construction sim.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

This app is entirely open-ended; it's up to the players to figure out what kind of experience they want to have. Because it is a somewhat sophisticated construction-based game, younger players may have difficulty understanding the point of the game or figuring out how to sort through all the building tools. On the flip side, because there is no structured goal system in place, it provides a very accessible experience.

Violence & Scariness

Players can build all sorts of objects and buildings, but can also destroy them using fire and explosions.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Eden - World Builder is an open-ended simulation game in which players can create their own world from the ground up. Players build structures from the app's large variety of blocks and objects, and can alter the landscape with all sorts of construction tools. Players can then roam around their created worlds and make adjustments as necessary. They also have the ability to blow up objects and buildings, but this is more akin to taking an eraser to a design on a piece of paper than it is to anything violent. It is possible for players to connect online to upload and download user-created worlds, but there's no real-time interaction with other users.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9 year old Written byKyle S. December 13, 2013

Do not use with WiFi or cell enabled.

In "local" mode, game is really cool, with ability to build a variety of worlds. When connected with shared worlds, is rife with worlds in which bloc... Continue reading
Adult Written bysuthrncrna December 30, 2012

Parents Please Be Aware!

Just to let other parents know...my 7 year old girl was playing Eden next to me at a restaurant. I looked over and in huge letters across her screen was F--- M... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old December 13, 2011

Grrrrrreat!!!

Absolutely nothing bad, great "block building game" for iPod touch! I love it!!!!
Kid, 11 years old February 15, 2015

Eden

Good for kids, because you can color any block, (including water) and if you are scared of he monsters (like me) you can turn them off.

Is it any good?

EDEN - WORLD BUILDER is a good, solid app for budding architects, artists, engineers, or anyone with a healthy dose of creativity. It offers an experience similar to buying a bucket of LEGO pieces, but with more functionality and less cleanup. In addition to stacking blocks and objects to create buildings, vehicles, forests, or anything else players can think of, there are a variety of landscaping tools to shape the entire environment. This is the kind of app that players can interact with for hours at a time and not even realize how long it has been because they become so engrossed in its creative aspect. The lack of a strong goal-based system may deter some players from pouring a lot of time into this app, but those who take it for what it's worth -- a 21st century sketch pad that lets players bring their thoughts to life -- will no doubt enjoy all that it has to offer.

App details

For kids who love family games and sims

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