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I Wanna Maker Review
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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Ben Kendall.

OverviewOverview

I Wanna Maker is a running and jumping game where you create unique levels and share them with other players. With over 1000 levels to play, all made by different people across the world, it offers a fresh platforming challenge with a wide range of difficulties to pick from, although the focus is usually on extremely precise timing and fast reactions.

Like in Super Mario Maker, you have a wide variety of tools to create levels, from spikes to moving platforms, to custom boss battles. By experimenting with the level editor functions you can learn how to create levels that present a unique challenge for the player.

Many of the levels are intentionally very challenging and have a strong focus on very precise jumps, double jumps, and wall jumps, where you only have a very short window of opportunity to react. All the levels are player-made, and you can play whatever level you want immediately and can sort them by difficulty, release date and rating. Many have checkpoints throughout, which you can shoot to respawn back there when you die.

It's an enjoyable way to dip your toe in game creation. But it really stands out for the vibrant community of other players making their own levels.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Release Date: 13/02/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PC

Genres: Creative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: I Wanna Maker Game (@IWannaMakerGame)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 1 hour to play a round of this game. A successful run through a level will only take a couple of minutes, but you may have to try the level several times before beating it. On exceptionally difficult levels, you can spend over an hour practising before you beat the level.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game. While you play the levels on your own, all of the levels are made by other players. You can race through the levels against other players' ghosts, but you never directly play with or interact with any other players.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

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

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The skill level required for many of the levels is incredibly high and often will require patience, determination and critical thinking to beat.

CostsCosts

I Wanna Maker

Steam Store PC Free
 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our I Wanna Maker Accessibility Report documents 14 accessibility features:
I Wanna Maker is a 2D precision platformer based around creating and sharing levels online with other people, in the same vein as Super Mario Maker. If you like, you can just play levels, or just make levels, or both. The game generally requires precise timing and good skill at 2D platformers to navigate your character past spikes and moving obstacles.

You can filter online levels by difficulty, quality, date, and other metrics. For example, you can search for the best easy levels of the past week. Online levels are required to abide by rules including no inappropriate words or content, and no rapid flashing. Occasionally levels with these elements do appear, and take a short while to be removed by moderators.

The game has a text chat feature where you can see and chat with other players in the same level as you. On first startup, the game prompts you if you'd like to enable this feature or not. You can toggle this setting on/off in the options menu.

The level editor is very powerful, and is a great place to flex creative muscles and build either simple or complex levels. The level editor requires the use of mouse and keyboard. Though you can still test your level using a gamepad.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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