Bridge Constructor

Game review by
Sol Joye, Common Sense Media
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Uninspired building game gets old quickly.

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age 7+
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Positive Messages

Beyond a short introduction explaining why all the bridges were destroyed on the islands of Camatuga, there is no narrative. But kids exploring this game will get the message that building in fun.

Positive Role Models & Representations

There aren't any characters.

Ease of Play

Easy point-and-click controls and decent introductory tutorials make it accessible, but levels quickly become challenging.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bridge Constructor is a safe, fun, and engaging way to solve physics-based puzzles. However, they also should know that there are numerous other bridge-building games that may better foster physics knowledge if that's the goal.

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What's it about?

The island nation of Camatuga has recently experienced a devastating hurricane that has destroyed all the island's bridges. Drawing on building and engineering techniques, kids fix the bridges using different types of building materials from wood and concrete to wire cable. Each bridge is tested by vehicles that drive across. If successful, they reach the other side; if not, the bridge collapses. Players receive different badges for completing specific tasks and also must remain under budget to be successful.

Is it any good?

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTOR is a simple physics game that has been done many times before, sometimes better, sometimes worse. Not overly fun or dynamic, this game offers very few building tools and is not incredibly inventive or varied in its challenges. Kids may lose interest, and, without good instruction on how to build, it's easy to rely on trial and error rather than good analytical thinking.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families could discuss alternate strategies to solving each level.

  • Families also could discuss how the problems in Bridge Constructor could translate outside of the game.

Game details

  • Platforms: Mac, Windows
  • Price: $9.99
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Headup Games
  • Release date: October 16, 2013
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: NR

For kids who love building things and playing with physics

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