Australian Council on Children and the Media

Two Dots - Apepe Studio

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Two Dots is a simple touch-based app where users match coloured dots as they move toward the centre of the screen. Caution: online interactivity, advertising.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Two Dots was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 6 November 2014.

About the app

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

Name of app: Two Dots
Developed by: Apepe Studio
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Google Play Store: Everyone, Apple App Store: 4+ years
ACCM suggested age: 13+ due to online interactivity, advertising
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Two Dots contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This game does not contain level. It was played for approximately 1 hour.

App description

Two Dots is an app that uses a simple tap-based interface. The objective of the game is to match like coloured dots as they move toward the centre of the screen. The skills required to play are rapid decision-making, colour perception and motor reflexes.

Reviewers comments

When the app is first installed and opened, players are prompted to log in with a Gmail account. The app cannot be played without logging in via Google+. The app then loads to a main menu screen, where players have four buttons to choose from. The top button is a “play” button which, when pressed, causes the screen to change and display the text “tap to start”. Gameplay is quite basic, with players tapping the screen to match coloured dots as they move down and up the screen to connect with two central dots. The goal is to match like colours for as long as possible.

The button on the right-hand side is a “share” button, where players can share an advertisement for the app through a wide variety of media as hyperlinks (including Facebook, Dropbox, Skype, Bluetooth, etc.)

The bottom button takes players to an “achievements” section, where players can earn a range of achievements such as “10 games played”, “150 points”, “300 games played”. These achievements unlock progressively as players attain higher scores or play the game more. The button on the left-hand side takes players to a Google+ Scoreboard where players’ scores are displayed and compared to the scores of their friends. There are options such as “all time” and “today” available to see different winners. There is also a category where players can see every player that has played the app, ranked by their top score.

This app does not appear to have any material that may be inappropriate for children and can be safely played by individuals of all ages, however the terms of use for Google + has an age condition of 13+.

In App purchasing

No:

Online information

There is the option to share advertisements for this app through a very wide variety of media including Dropbox, Bluetooth, Facebook, Gmail, Google+, Messenger, Linkedin, Outlook.com, and Skype.

Gambling

No gambling content was found during the review.

Advertising and product placement

This app features banner ads across the top and bottom of the screen periodically, advertising various other appropriate apps. No inappropriate or adult material was observed.

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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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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