The Witch With No Name HD: iPhone App Written Review
It’s almost formulaic at this point: If you haven’t noticed by now, one of our absolute favorite genres of application for iOS is the children’s eBook. There’s just something so magical about the perfect combination of minigames, animations and storytelling that get our gears grinding like none other. With that in mind, we’re pleased to be introducing you today to one of our new favorite applications. It’s called The Witch With No Name, and it’s by developer Slim Cricket. It comes with a really cool art style, a brilliant story, and support for two languages. All in all, it’s easily worth a review and a read, and to have both, you need only to scroll down below the break!
Concept and Functionality
When it comes to applications aimed at children on the iPhone and iPad, we typically see one of two varieties. First of all, we see a collection of minigames that are designed to educate your child. We get tired of these, though, which is why we love the second so much. Apps like The Witch With No Name don’t just want to distract your child, but also engage them. The app tells the story of a lonely witch who has no name, as well as her pursuit of her own moniker. It’s a delightful tale, and it’s one that’s been very well fleshed out with a multitude of great animations and artwork. Your child will flick through the pages, viewing each new scene with a blast of cool colors and artwork. However, as they go along they’ll also be asked to play very simple puzzle games. In this way, your child will never be bored with the app, as the story has been perfectly complimented by a delightful set of tasteful games.
Design and Artwork
As much as we like the functionality and content of the app, though, we’re very much more interested in artwork. You see, The Witch With No Name has the single most unique visual style we’ve seen anywhere. It’s got a very 3D inspired tone that the child can see more or less of by tipping the iPad or iPhone back and forth. Furthermore, there’s so much fun to be had by simply clicking on new elements. All in all, the app is unbelievably lush and inventive with its looks, which is a tremendous boon in this crowded market.
And at the end of the day, we can hardly knock The Witch With No Name for its value! The app costs only a fraction the cost of a full-blown children’s book. As such, it’s an incredible steal for the education-oriented parent looking for a new app to keep their children engaged with on the iPhone or iPad. Solid work, and The Witch With No Name easily earns our recommendation!
The Witch With No Name requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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