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One Hand Clapping Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

One Hand Clapping is a running and jumping game where you sing into a microphone to interact with the world. The game acknowledges how challenging this idea may be, and gently leads you into using your voice to create platforms, adjust the wind and generally assist your progress as you direct your character with the gamepad.

The world is full of vibrant landscapes that respond not only to your input on the gamepad but to the notes and sounds you make with your voice. Sometimes you have to sing a particular series of notes to make a path across a gap. Other-times you have to hold a single note to push back dark ghouls.

The game notices how well you are doing and the range of notes you can reach. It then adjusts the range required and the difficulty to match your ability.

Early access phase is on Stadia but game is hoped to arrive on other platforms like PlayStation, Switch and Xbox. The Stadia controller microphone can't be used for the singing.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/07/2020

Platforms: Stadia

Genres: Platform, Puzzle and Rhythm

Accessibility: 27 features

Developer: @BadDreamGames

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete. To begin with the game offers six large and colourful biomes and sing and explore in. Additional content is being added over time with other vocal and rhythm interactions.
 
Players: This is a single player game. Although it's single player it works well with one person singing in the microphone and the other controlling the movement.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. There are free content updates to the game. The latest update adds more beat and tempo challenges as you scale a mountain. This adds more timing challenges to the singing as well.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 10+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.

AccessibilityAccessibility

You can skip a puzzle if you get stuck, or repeat any puzzle and try again. There is also an educational mode where you can practice singing notes.

In the drumming sections you have to press buttons quite frequently, and sometime press two buttons at a time. Some puzzles require you to listen to notes and match them in your singing, although there is still a guide.

Playing without hearing is likely to be more difficult, however it may also be a way for players to learn how to work with their voice.
 
Our One Hand Clapping Accessibility Report documents 27 accessibility features:

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