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Bridge Constructor (2011) is a series of physics-based building challenges to make stable bridges over chasms and ravines. While it's a simple concept, the variety of locations and different geometry means that building a stable bridge requires patience and deep thinking. This creates novel opportunities for children (or anyone) to learn about engineering and physics-based construction.

In each game, the core objective is always the same; build a bridge, using limited resources, that spans a gap in the geography that is stable enough for a large vehicle to safely cross. You use a variety of parts, including support columns and beams, you need to ensure the bridge can take the weight of the vehicles.

Later games add new game mechanics and change the setting. For example, Bridge Constructor Medieval sees you using bricks and wooden planks to construct the bridges and also adds the challenge of having to build roofs to defend the horses and carriages moving across from enemy catapult fire. Bridge Constructor Portal is a crossover with the Portal series and has you using sets of portals to move your vehicles across huge distances at high velocity. Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead, a collaboration with The Walking Dead has you being chased by hordes of zombies, and makes you come up with unique and inventive bridge-based traps to defeat your pursuers.

There have been several games in the series, each with the same core game mechanics and educational element, but each also adds a unique twist to the formula, be it in setting, gameplay or both:
  • Bridge Constructor (2011) Android, iOS, PC, Mac and Playstation Vita.
  • Bridge Constructor Playground (2012) Android, iOS, PC, Mac and Wii U.
  • Bridge Constructor Medieval (2014) Android, iOS, PC and Mac.
  • Bridge Constructor Stunts (2015) Android, iOS, PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • Bridge Constructor Portal (2017) Android, iOS, PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead (2020) Android, iOS, PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Bridge Constructor 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation and Traversal game with Point-and-Click and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 17 hours to complete. Depending on the game, the time to beat varies, with the longest being Bridge Constructor Portal. On average, they take about 8-10 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Most Bridge Constructor games are rated PEGI 3, but the latest game, Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead is rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. It can often be difficult to make the bridges structurally sound, so a reasonable amount of skill and perseverance are needed.

CostsCosts

Bridge Constructor usually costs £6.99.
 

Bridge Constructor

Steam Store PC £6.99
Steam Store Mac £6.99
Android Store Android Free Free

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Switch Store Switch -
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XBox Store Xbox One -
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There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
There is extra content that is available to buy for certain games on the platforms those specific games are available on:
  • Bridge Constructor trains (Bridge Constructor (not available on att platforms)).
  • Bridge Constructor Portal - Portal Proficiency (Bridge Constructor Portal). 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/12/2011, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, PS5, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation, Traversal (Point-and-Click and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: BC Franchise (@BC_Franchise)


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