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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Downpour (2024) is a quick and creative way to make games on your phone. You collage photos, drawings and text into branching narratives. Your games can then be shared in the app or via a web browser. It stands out for the power of putting game-making in the hands of everyday people, as you can see in the homely, moving and intriguing stories already being told.

It's a novel way to reframe how we see games, who makes them and what they can be about. Anyone can make a game on their phone in minutes and all sorts of new creators can bubble up. Using photos, drawings and text to create games is as simple as posting on TikTok or Instagram. You can style and decorate pages to make them your own without any coding.

The result is a super easy way into game-making. You aren't forced to make an account and it even works offline.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Downpour 5 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Creative and Narrative game with Brain Game, Communication, Sequencing and World Building elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 15 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. You can make games in just a few minutes, although it's worth spending longer to finesse them.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated as Parental Guidance Recommended by PEGI.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger game makers may need some help putting things together, but can still enjoy the process.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 13 years old as minimum age. You don't need an account to create games, but you do need one to share games. You can still export games without an account.

CostsCosts

Downpour usually costs £0 to £0.79. 

Downpour

Steam Store PC £0.79
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/02/2024

Price: Free

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Creative, Narrative (Brain Game, Communication, Sequencing and World Building)

Accessibility: 7 features

Components: Hand-Made and Text

Developer: v 21 (@v21)


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