This week’s free app is children’s shape game Busy Shapes. Normally it’s $3, but you can get it free from iTunes until Thursday, January 19th.
What Is It?
This game’s for the younger set just learning their shapes. Ever heard of trying to put a square peg in a round hole? Well, that is what this game is trying to avoid. The player matches the hole to the shape and drops it in.
As the game progresses, the shapes and obstacles get harder. We’re still not talking complex here. Just enough to keep a child busy, hence the name.
Who Is It Good For?
The target market here is children 5 and under. Busy Shapes added some nice parental control features that lock the child into the game through Guided Access. Other features in the game require a special double-tap to get to the options, leaving kids out of that area.
Should You Download It?
The game takes up a measly 40 MB. There aren’t many games out there for this age group, so I’m keeping this game around. The fact I can lock out other features of my phone is a killer feature. In a pinch, this might be a good sobriety test!