A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build Review

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Posted: 8 weeks ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

A Good Snowman (Is Hard To Build) is puzzle game about being a monster and making snowmen. On each level you must roll your snowballs to be the right size and then position them on each other to make a snowman.

You need to use considerable forward thinking and logic to build each snowman as the snow changes the size of the snowballs. It's a challenge of special reasoning and movement. Once you finish your snowman, it is names (and turns out to sometimes be a snowwoman). As you progress through the game things get steadily harder and you explore a snowy garden.

Once you finish the game there are bonus levels that take place in your dreams, once you exit the garden after all the puzzles are finished.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 01/12/2018

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS.

Genres: Creative and Puzzle.

Developer: @Draknek

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 2 minutes to play a round of this game. Each puzzle takes a few minutes at first but they take longer later on.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Cognitive Pressure

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.

Adjust Speed: Adjust the overall speed of the game, or rewind play for a second attempt, to ease reaction times.

Assistance

Assistance When Stuck: The game notices if you get stuck and provides assistance, such as skipping levels, hints or tutorials.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

One Motion Targeted: Play with touchscreen, tap and swipe or hold gesture.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visibility

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

Visual Distractions

No Flashes: No flashing strobe effects or you can disable them.

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

No Busy Backgrounds: No distracting backgrounds or you can make them static or blank.

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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