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Style Lab: Fashion Design

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Creative game lets kids design and buy their own clothes.

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Style Lab: Fashion Lab is a great little piece of design software. It may be limited (this is a video game, after all), but it's got all the basic features that kids will someday need to learn if they want to use "grown-up" computer programs like Photoshop. The game element -- with challenges from your virtual friends -- is certainly fun enough, but you can spend hours just being creative and churning out one artistic design after another. The ability to actually buy your designs in real life is very cool. Sure, it's going to be tempting to a lot of kids, and (while not unreasonably priced) those shirts and bags can cost you a bit -- but what girl wouldn't want to parade around in a shirt that she herself designed? If you can convince your kids that it's not something they can do with every one of the hundred or so shirts they make, it can be a pretty neat experience.

Online interaction: The game can connect to the site There, kids can upload their own fashion designs into a gallery for their friends to see -- and they can also purchase real-world versions of the clothing they've designed. They will also, however, be subjected to marketing for other UbiSoft games.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 2, 2010
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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