Guest Review by Jen
The “Numberlys” by Moonbot Studios (who also brought us the highly acclaimed app “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”) is a delightfully quirky app for children, that incorporates adventure, mystery, education, game, short film and story book all in one.
Set in a somewhat futuristic looking world, where there is no colour only black and white, and no letters only numbers, we meet five friends who work in the number factory, who are determined to create something more, something different.
One night, they stay behind in the factory and with our help (by way of games incorporated into the story), they work through the night to create and name each letter of the alphabet. Once they have completed the alphabet, they release the letters out into their world, where words, colours and names are created.
The app is aimed at the over fours, but even then it is a little long (although there is actually an intermission half way through). The short film aspect is amazing, and we found it very appealing. The language and story component are fun, and really quite educational. The games range from very simple to somewhat difficult to understand or master, but we have found them to be enjoyable. And the concept is wonderfully artistic and inspiring both to children and adults.
I can see the Numberlys being enjoyed in our home for some time to come, both as entertainment and an educational tool.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Cost: AU$6.49 (220.6MB)
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