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Colour With Crayons (Dreams) Review

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Posted: 2 weeks ago.

Author: @LadyLexUK and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Colour with Crayons is a running and jumping game. You are a crayon in a world made from art supplies. Find the required number of transparent boxes and colour them in to progress. It's an unusual premise extended by the optional hunt for cones to create an experience made with the developer's children who provide the voices.

There are two main levels to complete, purple and red. The purple level is the easiest and requires you to find 20 boxes and 3 cones. The red level has 25 boxes and 5 cones. You jump around the boxes to colour them in. Some are hidden away, and some are in plain sight. You can also use the Imp cursor to move objects out of the way.

There is no timer or countdown so you can play at your own speed. This non-violent game is clearly intended for younger children, however the jumping requires a certain level of skill and is a challenge for all ages. Very young children may need help with the more difficult platforms.

A short but sweet game which will have you hunting around for those last few boxes and cones. As a bonus there is a Christmas themed level (slightly hidden in the opening hub - look behind you!).

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: 27/07/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Creative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: Marmite For Me (@MarmiteForMe)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Game length depends on how quickly you find the boxes.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Colour with crayons

Dreams Store PS4 Free

Dreams

Dreams Store PS5 Free

Dreams

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The game may be too hard for younger children to play on their own, but could be an ideal joint game with the child finding the boxes while directing someone else to jump on them.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).

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