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Incredibox is a fun, visually appealing, music layering game where players can compose their own jazzy beatbox tunes. Parent caution: this game allows the player to open YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter without any parent lock code. You can also ‘share’ your music creations using social media or messaging apps.
No gambling content found in the levels played
This review of Incredibox was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 26 February 2019.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Incredibox|
|Developed by:||So Far So Good|
|Platform reviewed:||Apple App Store|
|Developer's suggested age:||4+|
|ACCM suggested age:||8+ with some parental supervision to 13 (players can access Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube easily through this app)|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Incredibox contains the following information:
Our Reviewer played the game for several hours, unlocking all themes. Also observed 8 year old son playing this app over several days.
Incredibox lets players create and save their very own jazzy musical compositions. On screen there is a line of seven cool hipster dudes and underneath is a series of icons (for example, a hat, some sunglasses, a scarf etc). Each icon represents a specific sound element, such as a melody or beatboxing rhythm. Players can choose and drag an icon up to one of the dudes and he will start playing that sound element in a loop. You can drag, swap, change, pause and layer all the different sounds to create unique musical creations. There are six different themes that can be explored which have subtle variations in melody and rhythm types. Within each theme, once you have explored many different sound combinations, the game will unlock more visual features and show a short video clip animation that goes with your song. Players can create their own ‘DJ name’, record and name their creations. Once they have recorded a song, other users of the app are able to listen to it and ‘heart’ it (voting for it by pressing a heart icon), or even share it with their friends. There is a top 50 chart for the top voted songs.
Incredibox is a quirky and fun way for children to explore how sounds can come together to create different depths of mood, atmosphere, and feeling. It provides a very simple and intuitive template for layering sound, rhythm and melody. This could be a useful introduction point for children who are showing interest in using more sophisticated music composition software (such as Garage Band etc). It does take a bit of exploring and experimenting for younger children to get the hang of this app, and they may benefit from co-playing with a parent to begin with; but it quickly becomes exciting and fun. The added feature of being able to record your creations and let other Incredibox users listen and vote on your songs (trying to make it into the top 50 chart!) can be an incentive to create more interesting compositions, but it also introduces a competitive and quite addictive element to an otherwise harmless app. Parents should be aware that there are no parental locks to stop children from opening Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter directly from this app, so some supervision is required. In the app itself, although there is the ability to listen and vote on other user’s creations, you are not able to make contact or message other users.
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At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.
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