Monday, May 19, 2014

App of the Week | OverColor

If you like games like Rush Hour, then you will probably love OverColor. OverColor app is a challenging brainteaser that uses visual spatial reasoning skills.
There are five levels to choose from, ranging from what I would say is moderately challenging to extremely challenging.

Here is an example from the first level:

This is another one from the first level, showing you a step by step of how the pieces must be placed in order.

And here's an example from level five. As you can see, I haven't quite figured it out yet!

Close, but not quite! I like that there is not a timing component to this game, so you can just keep working at it until you figure it out.

I think if I was to use this game as a part of an occupational therapy session, I would cut out pieces to match the shapes on the app, so the child could physically manipulate the shapes to make the design. I'm not quite sure how I would do that, since the pieces are so intricate. Maybe print out screenshots and then cut out the shapes?

App Information:

Name of App: OverColor
Publisher: PopAppFactory Inc
Compatible with: iPad; requires iOS 5.0 or later
Price: $2.99

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 What do you think? Would you use OverColor as a therapy tool or is this game too challenging?

1 comment:

  1. I too downloaded this app and find it quite fun (especially for myself since I love puzzles). It is challenging but there are some that my three year old was able to solve which surprised me. I too thought it would make a great game in "real life" versus on the iPad. You could use simple foam shapes layered in different forms and have the kids copy them. I think it would be too hard to copy the shapes in the app.


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