If you’re a parent then you know that you can never have too many things handy to keep them occupied. The Faces iMake app is a tool that will not only stretch your child’s creative abilities, but it can also be a lot of fun as well! The basic idea is that you get a variety of different objects that range from simple clothing items like buttons In all honesty, while this game is really aimed at kids, I found it to be a fun little diversion as well. This could very well be the type of game that could be fun to play with a group of people and see what you can come up with. There are so many different objects and backgrounds that the possibilities are endless!
When you open up Faces iMake you’ll see a blank face in the main area of the screen with a menu below it. One of the first things you should do is touch the “Menu” button in the lower left corner and then press the “Lessons” button in the small menu above it. This will bring up a list of 6 different videos to watch that will give you a feel for different ways to be creative and also how to use the app’s controls. I found these videos really helped with the creative process, and they also helped to make sure I understood how everything works
From this “Menu” you can also access the “Settings” menu which will allow you to turn the music and sound effects for the app on or off. The other options here are for saving your work, clearing you current face and starting over, and view your “Gallery” of savedimages. if at any time you would like to be able to use the full screen without the menus you can do that by touching the little arrow just above the menu on the right side of the screen.
Once you’re ready to start creating your face you’ll find a variety of things to use. The first two little buttons to the right of the “Menu” button are “Colors,” and “Heads.” These two options are pretty obvious. They allow you to set the background color of your picture and the head shape that you will work from!
That there are a lot more categories available than those that you see by default in the menu. To scroll through all of the different prop categories all you have to do is touch and drag the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. You’ll find all kinds of things from toys, to food, buttons, letters and even a “Favorites” category where you can place all of your most commonly used items!
Part of what makes this app so much fun is the random nature of the things that you use to make faces. I found that it was a lot of fun to just grab several random objects and see what I could come up with! The great thing is that there are so many objects to choose from, and so many colors and face shapes that your kids could literally spend hours playing with this! If you’re still reading this and you’ve considered getting this app then what are you waiting for?