By Channel 4
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Uplifted is a game about being happy! It’s set in the faraway land of Happ, a place filled with joy, wonder and delight… or at least it used to be, before the Viroids arrived and brought doom, gloom and destruction.
Our friend the Happ can restore happiness, but only with your help. Guide the Happ along his journey by burrowing and joyously launching him through each level, relying on hidden friends for extra help to transform and restore his planet to its former happy state.
At the end of each level, you’ll be asked questions to get you thinking about what makes you happy. Visit the Positome to review your bank of answers, giving you a personal record of the positive things in your life.
Research in the field of Positive Psychology has shown that cultivating optimism in this way can undo stress and can train the brain to become more optimistic and positive.
What's New in Version 1.2
Minor bug fixes.
Shoots itself in the foot
Given that the point of this game is to somehow remind the player of happier times, it doesn't help that the game itself is confusing and irritating. The 'music' is an eclectic mix of sound effects that just sets me on edge. The control of the character is unintuitive as it does not respond predictably to finger swipes. And one cannot see anything outside of the currently occupied island since there is no ability to pan the view.
Channel 4 would have done better to sponsor an ordinary app that teaches people about happiness rather than some vague plan stuffed in to a game, where one's progress is slowed by a repetitive chore. I do not feel happier.
Easier on iPad?
I enjoyed the concept of the game and the positive spin the questions give, but its just so hard to progress through the levels. I wonder if the game is easier on the iPad not iPhone where there is more space to manipulated the hap ?
As a game I find the controls a bit difficult and the results a bit random. But I love the idea behind this. Interesting to try it for a while.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 30 January 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 37.1 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Channel 4
- © Channel 4 Television Corporation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.