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SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Spring 2015

My Talking Angela

When we saw the suggested age of this app listed as All Ages we were skeptical, as were many of our testers. Not many apps geared at young children can entertain ALL age levels. Well, we had some very surprised testers. The app is about virtually taking care of a pet, Angela, and watching her grow through nine stages of her life. What really connected with kids is that the character lives a life much like theirs, making food choices, taking care of daily hygiene and remembering that there is a time to sleep and play. The hook here is that the app keeps running even when you aren’t playing. Remember Tamagotchi’s? Everyone gets involved in checking up regularly on Angela. The desire to take care of her so that she/you can reach the next goal is completely immersive. When you succeed, you open up new levels of growth and play including wardrobe, food, and playroom scenes. The graphics are very cute and Angela is really quite endearing. Sorry have to stop now, it’s Angela’s nap time.

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