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Our examiner, Andrea Walney, first checked Colour With Crayons (Dreams) 22 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 10 months ago.
There are two main levels to complete, purple and red. The purple level is the easiest and requires you to find 20 boxes and 3 cones. The red level has 25 boxes and 5 cones. You jump around the boxes to colour them in. Some are hidden away, and some are in plain sight. You can also use the Imp cursor to move objects out of the way.
There is no timer or countdown so you can play at your own speed. This non-violent game is clearly intended for younger children, however the jumping requires a certain level of skill and is a challenge for all ages. Very young children may need help with the more difficult platforms.
A short but sweet game which will have you hunting around for those last few boxes and cones. As a bonus there is a Christmas themed level (slightly hidden in the opening hub - look behind you!).
6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The game may be too hard for younger children to play on their own, but could be an ideal joint game with the child finding the boxes while directing someone else to jump on them.
Account RatingAccount required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).
Colour with crayons
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.
You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link.
Release Date: 27/07/2019, updated in 2020
Out Now: PS4 and PS5
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Accessibility: 22 features
Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made
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