Australian Council on Children and the Media

My Molecularium - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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This app is a learning based skills game. Players will benefit from having good co-ordination, spatial awareness and timing. No concerns for younger players, but may be more suited for children aged 8 and up due to educational content.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of My Molecularium was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 23 April 2019.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: My Molecularium
Developed by: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: No concerns for younger players, but may be more suited for children aged 8 and up due to educational content.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of My Molecularium contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Our Reviewer played the game for several hours.

App description

My Molecularium requires players to build molecules by firing atoms into the allocated sections. For example, to build Methane, the playing field will display a floating carbon atom. The player then swipes through the available atoms to find the correct one (indicated by the appearance of a ghost atom attached to the actual carbon atom). Players then must pull back on the selected atom and sling shot it into the correct position, so that it joins to the other atoms. Once the full molecule has been created, the game will then provide information about that molecule – it’s uses, how it’s formed, etc. The molecules increase in size and hence difficulty as the game progresses.

Reviewers comments

There are no content concerns with this game (no ads, no in-app purchasing, no social media connectivity). The controls in the game are quite difficult and temperamental at times. Aiming the atom is achieved by tilting the device (e.g.; to aim left, you must tilt right) and speed is adjusted by how far you pull back before firing. There’s also a quick fire feature which fires off atoms at a simple press. However, the current reviewer found that there was often a delay between press and fire – and also that the aiming system was sometimes very off centre (requiring moving the device vertically downwards at times). Together with the fact that the molecule spins very quickly at times, some children may become frustrated by the difficulty of the game. Having said this, the information about the completed molecules is great – the facts are very clear and informative (both written and spoken).

 

In App purchasing

There is no In-App purchasing in this game.

Online information

There is no online information required to play this game.

Gambling

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.

Advertising and product placement

  • There is no advertising or product placement in this game

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • None noted

Coarse language

  • None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

  • None noted.

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