RANDOM APP OF KINDNESS
Enjoy 9 fun-filled mini-games as you help our characters through their interrelated journey. Each game connects you with our world through empathizing with our characters’ successes and hilarious failures.
- Help Grandma cross the street. Keep her safe!
- Can you walk away from the Angry Man?
- Help Harriette, the puppy, find her happy spot.
- Do you have rhythm? Dance with the dancing boy!
- Play the slot machine emotion game!
- Give the crying baby what he needs
- To water or not to water the zany Venus Fly Trap?
- Trace the girl’s face to give her the confidence to sing.
- Win the bonus Balloon Game after you win all levels.
- MUSIC VIDEO!
This app is a fun game built by professors at Indiana University, University of Michigan, Eastern Kentucky University, and Ohio State University, in conjunction with technology company HabitatSeven with generous support from the John Templeton Foundation. The app was created as part of a research study to examine the social effects of an interactive smartphone app. Check it out - it's fun!!
Fixes for latest iOS revisions.
Ratings and Reviews
Quite a letdown
I was excited about the idea of games that promote empathy, but the execution here is pretty poorly done. It's a scramble to figure out each mini game's poor mechanics before the extremely short time runs out, and that completely draws focus away from whatever moral message each game is trying, in its own ineffective way, to convey. If you lose, it's not because you lacked empathy, and if you win, it's not because you showed some; instead it's simply whether you beat some poorly designed game mechanics… or in some cases dumb luck because there was no figuring out how to do it right. Thank goodness it didn't cost anything, or I'd feel ripped off.
This app is very strange. If you don't assist the grandma across the street in time, she gets run over and you hear her body hit the pavement. Then you see her soul rise from her dead body. The words "you lost!" flash across the screen. Which seems pretty negative. Why not say "try again" instead? The people who created this app either don't have children yet or they had their children a long time ago and are disconnected from the target audience. Lots of other strange things going on in this app.
Easy to use, easy to educate
I downloaded this app to use with my 4th grade age sister and her friends. They were very attentive to each game and understood what the mission of the app was very quickly. They loved it all. I look forward to seeing how other kids can use this and learn from it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.