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Review: Creople

January 28, 2010 , Posted by App-reciation Reviews at 4:34 PM

Category: Entertainment
Seller:
2cre8 LLC
Price: $ 1.99
Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch, OS 3.0 or later
Version: 1.0

What's good: When you hear the name of the app, you might wonder what in the world it means, because Creople is not a dictionary term. Rather, it was creatively coined by the developers from a combination of two words - "creature" and "people." Similarly innovative, the app itself is a product of simplicity and a little imagination. It's quite basic, really - this drawing instrument creates creoples by allowing users to draw one part at a time for each of the four body divisions (head, torso, legs, and feet). You're given a few basic tools to help you create your sketches, such as brushes, a color picker, an eraser, and a gallery of pre-drawn parts that you can either insert into the picture as is or doodle over. There's also a zoom option so you can get into the details if you want to add embellishments or accessories. Obviously, there's nothing high-tech or mindblowingly amazing about it, but what really makes the difference is the fact that you can't see any of the parts except yours until everyone's done. This adds an unpredictability factor that keeps the excitement level high as users anticipate what sort of result a combination of individual doodles will yield. There's really no end to the fun because the only limit is your inventiveness, and each turn is sure to be different from the last. So if you're bored or just need a little entertainment, download this app, grab a friend or two, and get started drawing the strangest, most hilarious creatures ever. It doesn't matter whether it's in technicolor or black and white, is simple or complicated, resembles a human, an animal, or something in between - it's sure to be a barrel of laughs! (P.S. Check out the screenshot - it's one of our favorite creations so far!)

Suggestions for improvement: An essential tool that's lacking in this app is the undo button, and you should be able to swipe to view saved creoples. Apart from that, the layout of tools and features isn't very intuitive, resulting in wrong clicks that sometimes ruin the creation completely. The app could also use an online multiplayer function - imagine how much fun it would be taking turns drawing creoples with people from all over the world!

Breakdown:
Interface - 3.5/5 Creativity - 4.5/5 Experience - 4/5 Controls - 4.5/5
App-reciation - 4/5

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