Parents Newsletter: Stay Ahead of the Game

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter to get:
  • Alerts of trending video-games.
  • Safety tips and settings.
  • Discount and bargain games.

Image 297

One Hand Clapping Review

Game image One Hand Clapping
5
Play YouTube video
Buy One Hand Clapping now on Amzon
Like    
5

Posted: 2 weeks 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

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 14/07/2020

Platforms: Stadia

Genres: Platform, Puzzle and Rhythm

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

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

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.

Difficulty

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

Cognitive Pressure

Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.

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.

Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress.

Assistance

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.

Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures.

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.

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

Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.

Controls

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

Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

Motion Controls Not Required: You don’t need motion controls to play the game.

Remap Controls

You can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.

Remap Sticks: Remap the stick controls to buttons/keys.

Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Remap mouse and keyboard.

Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons not required or can be turned off or switched to toggling the action on and off.

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.

High Contrast Mode: You can adjust the contrast of the game to be high-contrast, or the game already has high contrast visuals.

Outline Interactive Elements: Characters, platforms and enemies can be outlined for visibility.

Visual Distractions

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

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

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.

Motion sickness friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness (motion blur, depth of field, field of vision).

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

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

Stadia offers some system accessibility features. Tandem enables you to use two controllers to play one character. This also enables you to connect other controllers like the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

.. read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @GeekDadGamer


Content devider

Games Like One Hand Clapping

Our experts have hand-picked the following similar games for you. These offer a similar way to play to One Hand Clapping or are games with a similar theme or topic. These are good alternative games to One Hand Clapping.

Content devider


Image 242 Image 243 Thank you for using our resource, supported by AskAboutGames, ParentZone and PlayAbility Initiative. We are editorially independent, written by parents for parents, but welcome sponsorship, partnership and suggestions. Email our editor for details on these opportunities.

The information on this database is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion and advice about video game "addiction", violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. If you have any concerns or questions in these areas, email our editor who is quick to respond or can arrange for a one-to-one conversation.

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Discord | Contact | About