Australian Council on Children and the Media

Puppet Pals Directors Cut - Polished Play, LLC

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A digital story telling app which allows children to create simple digital puppet shows.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Puppet Pals Directors Cut was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 1 June 2014.

About the app

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

Name of app: Puppet Pals Directors Cut
Developed by: Polished Play, LLC
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 5+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Puppet Pals Directors Cut contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All levels reviewed.

App description

Puppet Pals Directors Cut is a digital story telling App where children can create simple digital puppet shows, using pre-made characters and puppets made from photos.

Reviewers comments

A popular App, with a simple user interface and easy to navigate tools is open-ended and so engagement is up to the child. Children are led through the process of selecting characters, choosing backdrops and then recording a simple animation. When recording the animation children move the characters as puppets on a stage and the App recording voices and movement. The App allows the user to save shows as movies to their camera roll, which can then be emailed or shared through file sharing services. The App does not contain links to these file sharing tools, which means a child can’t accidently share their work from within the App.

In App purchasing

NOTE: this version of the App (Puppet Pals Directors Cut) is the paid version and has no in-App costs. The free version (Puppet Pals HD) has in-App purchasing options that may concern some parents.

Online information

None required.

Gambling

no gambling content found during the review.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents was found during the review.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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