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Computer Games for Kids ( Part 3)

Yooka-Laylee by Playtonic Games

Categories: Retro-platforming, cartoon-style characters

Video games are now generational recreational form with a growing market for sequels of beloved classics which suits for children thanks to parents of video game-playing youngsters who have been grown up with console games. Banjo-Kazooie, developed for the Nintendo 64 is one such retro game. A fully-funded Kickstarter development project, which is a spiritual sequel to the nostalgia for those simpler, nicer times of gaming. It’s an incredible success of funding, meeting, and surpassing its goals by certain miles.

Yooka-Laylee captures and redevelops those gameplay aspects and skills, including platforming, puzzle-solving, and secret-finding, just similar to the old days. It does this with no different in a carefree, cartoony design sensibility, but being upgraded with a modern polish. The attention is redeveloping a 20+ year old game design to become a blessing and a curse.

For children new to gaming, it can be a great addiction with core concepts and skills around reflexing building, as well as getting a feel for the secret-area finding. For older players, Yooka-Laylee might feel a little bit too retro while kind of gameplay is new to a kid in its sensibilities which allow them to experience the same sense of accomplishment that their folks did once they were little.

Minecraft by Mojang

Categories: Building, sandbox, casual to dedicated

Minecraft is a classical and the best online games for kids with deceptional simple design which is infinitely customizable for all ages and levels of experience. Even small kids can quickly master its control scheme of destroying, creating, stacking and arranging different types of blocks, to increase the complexity of structures.

Depending on the level you play and how you adjust the settings in Minecraft, it offers a leisurely, vast playground where you have an countless amount of materials to develop villages and tunnels and design model houses or sculptures.