The advancement of mobile gaming has grown phenomenally with the advent of the iOS and Android operating systems. Kids are gaining familiarity with these programs from an even earlier age than the previous generation. I run across families and friends with children between the ages of 1 and 8, asking to play on their parents’ phone a game, or watch a video. It can be overwhelming for a parent to find age appropriate apps through the different markets. These links offer the best apps and games out there.
A friend of mine released a new Android game entitled Duck Carnage. The game is similar to the old school Duck Hunt, but a lot more fun! The game is a great stress reliever! I’m not usually a shoot-em-up type of gal, but I enjoy taking these ducks out of the sky! As you progress through the levels, the backgrounds become more realistic and you are able to purchase new weapons.
A bonus for this game is your young boys and girls will really enjoy it. I’ve had a hard time finding games that are simple and straight to the point for my young son. When we are on a road trip, he’s constantly asking if he can play “shooting games” or “boy games.” Duck Carnage has been a life saver for those trips! The game also helps develop motor skills as they have to follow the ducks on the screen and press quickly in order to shoot them. The sound effects are easy on the ears, but if you are really in a quiet spot, there are options to disable sound effects.
The name of the game is a little misleading – no real carnage takes place. No blood or excessive violence, just fun cartoony play time. Check out Duck Carnage now in the Android market.
2011 is expected to be an awesome year for gaming. Games have infused into our culture and its easy to understand why: they are a stress-reliever. Not only that, but with the Wii and Kinect from Xbox, they are becoming more interactive and good for the entire family. Some of my best memories as a kid was when the family got together and played board games. Even though the technology is much fancier, gaming together as a family offers the same results for your kids.
Last night, I excitedly installed the pre-release of the new Cooking Dash 3 Thrills and Spills. I’ve played a few casual games in my time, but haven’t delved into them lately. If you have played previous Diner Dash games, you will remember Flo & her Grandma as the main characters. They are back again, yet this time Flo and her friends are teenagers.
My three year old has become a game addict. I know. . .all the statistics and parenting classes would not approve if they saw the depths this child will endure to do some gaming. Some families are heavily into sports, others are engulfed in fishing or outdoor sports, while our family loves computers. The Internet and games to be more precise. The problem lies in the fickle mentality of a three year old. An online browser game can be challenging and tiring to a young end-user. The rants of "I want a Batman game," or "I need a DIFFERENT game," are constantly being demanded.