"It's Spring Again" - an educational game for children ages two and up. It uses game mechanics to teach children about the seasons.
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Release Date: Feb 2, 2016

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“It's Spring Again is an educational app that teaches children about how the seasons change using artistic images, narration, and interactive animation. Engaging, educational, and easy to use.”
4.3/5 – BestAppsForKids

“For a game that's short and sweet, the aesthetics have to be spot on, and they are - the art design and direction is beautifully done, the narration good and the musical integration is superb. There's evidently a huge amount of thought and effort gone into this, and if you have young children in the target range, it will be well worth the nominal fee. IT's a "game" designed for a very specific group, and it does its job extremely well.”
Indie Game News

“Supposedly it’s an educational game “for children ages two and up” but I don’t think children would fully appreciate how wonderful it is when e.g. a rainbow saunters past on tippy-toes. No, this lesson in what the seasons are and what they do to the Earth and to trees and flowers and animals and floweranimals is clearly aimed at non-parents in their thirties looking to brush up on their natural sciences.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game



"It's Spring Again" - an educational game for children ages two and up. It uses game mechanics to teach children about the seasons.

This game intended to develop associational and logical thinking. By following the hints, children help the seasons change. They learn the order of the seasons and create a melody for each of them with a little help from their parents and the narrator.



"It’s Spring Again" is based on a successful puppet show for children ages 2 to 5, in which puppets controlled by actors showed children audience the magic of change of seasons.
The game enriches the show by allowing children to directly interact with the story.



The voice actor of the game’s narrator is a wonderful actress and a musician Ekaterina Efremova. She lives in Murmanks (Russia) her whole life, performing for children and adults at puppet theaters, singing songs to a guitar and other instruments. She cooperates with musicians working in different genres, loves improvisation and is never afraid of experimenting in her art.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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18 Quintillion Planets
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
This game blew me away physically, mentally, and emotionally. 10/10 Better than Gone Home & Dear Esther combined.
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necromaster
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
My daughter played it 3 times straight through and still wanted to play some more... but nope it's bed time. Go figure.
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Zap Rosdower
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
This game is 10 minutes long!
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daniyo94
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
Cute game for kids. Very short, but the little ones will surely enjoy it while they learn the seasons.
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beaker
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
I played this with my 4 year old, who really enjoyed it. It has a beautiful art style and simple game mechanics for kids (if they can use a mouse).
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Shrodu
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 16
(This game is provided by Spookymcslave |【USG-Mod】. Thanks, bro!)

It's Spring again...though as I'm typing this it's getting close to Autumn. Seasons are weird...

It's Spring Again is an educational game similar to The Deer, which you may have seen floating around in many many giveaways. Although I'm clearly not this title's target audience, I will say that I do enjoy the aesthetic design of this particular piece. Done judging? Good.

This title is aimed towards young children who wish to understand the seasons...or at least upon their parents' request, that is. It's based on a puppet show for children, which later became a game (the product you see here). Despite it being aimed towards children, I can imagine a parent will enjoy the charming aesthetic. The visuals are nice, the VA is rather calm, and the musical cues are inviting (which may remind you of Nintendo's Electroplankton). Not a note out of place. Even if you are not a child or a parent, you may enjoy this as an easy and cheap 100% game that should take you 10 minutes or less to finish. Plus, there's trading cards!

My only complaint would be in terms of the price, which I feel would be free rather than $1 given the low level of information presented. The presentation itself is nice, though, which leads me to believe a price tag of $0.10-0.25 would be more fair.

8/10 A great presentation for children, an easy 100% game for adults.
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☣BIOHAZARD☣
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 16
It's a good game for kids, it's not intended for any other audience.
A bit on the short side though but explaining the seasons to a kid doesn't have much more you can do, I think.
If you have kids give it a go, it is a good educational game.
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Cyrize / / Eileen♥
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 14
Played a game that's made for two year olds, didn't even get achievements when I completed the game
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Kaesebrot
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 10
Took me 4 minutes to complete.

10/10 would accidentally buy an educational game again
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ZenArcade
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 7
Great game to teach toddlers about seasons and also how to use the mouse!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Lovely lovely.. children's visual novel for 3-5 year old to teach them about season.. just though a quick 5 minutes lesson you learn the difference of spring, summer, fall and winter...

Great narration. Fun animation. if you have a kid that's about to start to learn things about the world. This game would be a great place to start.

all 4 achivement will be done once you read though the 4 season once.. and it's about 5 minutes only.. easy 100%

9/10 for kids fun.. for adult it's an easy 100% complete.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Took me 4 minutes to complete.

10/10 would accidentally buy an educational game again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
It's a good game for kids, it's not intended for any other audience.
A bit on the short side though but explaining the seasons to a kid doesn't have much more you can do, I think.
If you have kids give it a go, it is a good educational game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
(This game is provided by Spookymcslave |【USG-Mod】. Thanks, bro!)

It's Spring again...though as I'm typing this it's getting close to Autumn. Seasons are weird...

It's Spring Again is an educational game similar to The Deer, which you may have seen floating around in many many giveaways. Although I'm clearly not this title's target audience, I will say that I do enjoy the aesthetic design of this particular piece. Done judging? Good.

This title is aimed towards young children who wish to understand the seasons...or at least upon their parents' request, that is. It's based on a puppet show for children, which later became a game (the product you see here). Despite it being aimed towards children, I can imagine a parent will enjoy the charming aesthetic. The visuals are nice, the VA is rather calm, and the musical cues are inviting (which may remind you of Nintendo's Electroplankton). Not a note out of place. Even if you are not a child or a parent, you may enjoy this as an easy and cheap 100% game that should take you 10 minutes or less to finish. Plus, there's trading cards!

My only complaint would be in terms of the price, which I feel would be free rather than $1 given the low level of information presented. The presentation itself is nice, though, which leads me to believe a price tag of $0.10-0.25 would be more fair.

8/10 A great presentation for children, an easy 100% game for adults.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Great game to teach toddlers about seasons and also how to use the mouse!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Its an illustrated book for children turned into an audio book paired with digital art and a little bit of interaction.

Its for *very* young children, so its very short, simple and repetitive (it takes like only 5 min to loop back to the start), but that is expected because it's trying to teach about how the 4 seasons happen in sequence looping back to the start infinitely.

I got this "game" (almost can't call it that) knowing exactly what it was meant to be. I've collected several books for children at home and all of these things didn't bother me in the least, they really have their own charm.

Yet, it still was somewhat of a deception because:

1) There is not that much interaction and its not very responsive at that. Ok, its for children small enough that they might be clicking at random, but then the narrow clickable areas at some points of the "game" are not such a good idea. It probably works better on a device with a touch screen, especially a tablet with a big screen.

2) The illustrations are beautiful but not stunning and I'm under the impression that the original image resolution is less than FullHD and it gets a little scaled up. By the tags and some other reviews I was expecting "The Secret of Kells" quality and it just didn't get there (ok, I raised a high bar for it, but this is meant to be its best selling point).

3) I'm a biologist from a tropical country and I love environmental education... what can I say about the 4 seasons being taught to children like this... it just doesn't apply to half of the world the same way and it just doesn't speak to my heart having grown in a very different environment. Would not reccomend for people in non-temperate climate because it can end up uneducational (not true to their reality).

It certainly is ok for its audience, but that would be very young children in temperate climates, and even then its not that great.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
It was a shame to be born with feet instead of wings. If we'd had wings we could have shared in the culture and traditions of every country around the world. But, thanks to It's Spring Again, we can share a delightful Russian artform with children who are growing up with the internet and ipads. And, here is a game that utilizes voice talant, art, and mechanics in a fluid way to engage kids everywhere. They might even pickup a little bit of a second language as well.

I'm probably getting the horse before the cart here, but this game is based on a puppet show, and the dlc (which is really a must-have in this game) includes a free video of the puppet show, along with an artbook. The artbook is filled with art from the game and the puppet show, as well as a concept sketchbook. The video is a live performance of a diaorama-type puppet show, sort of a 3D flannel board of the earth, which different stick puppets are attached to during the performance. This alone is well worth watching, though it is in Russian, and I couldn't locate the subtitle function on my plug-in. The acting was so dramatic and I'd already played the game through for a few hours, and you can tell right away the Earth is sleeping, even without knowing Russian. It is presented as metaphors.

But, that was just the dlc for this charming game. The game itself is it's own unique artform. It begins with giggling clouds, and a sunshine playing hide & seek. It calls for simple exploration type interactions to find the sun, while the narrator is telling the story in your choice of Russian or English. Each changing season is presented dramatically, while the gamer essentially operates the show himself. Nature is personified, with big faces. Even "Earth" has a face and hands. The rainbow walks across the sky dome. And, those clouds are so giggly and fun. I can't wait to play this with my nephew in Kindergarten. Having worked with children for a lifetime, teaching Elementary Science and working with puppets, and drama, I fell in love with the artform and Science of the game immediately.

The designers really put a lot of work into the format and chose to give two modes: an interactive game mode and an autoplay visual story mode. I started with the game mode, and was immediately drawn into the art of it, which somehow reminds me of the stacking Russian dolls. The game mode has no ending, and not only has replay value, but one play through can engage a child (or adult) for quite sometime, with the cheerful sound-effects and basic Science concepts illustrated for young kids. The clouds literally drop the rain and snow on Earth, for example.

The achievements come quickly. I got them after completing the game mode and the autoplay mode, though it may be possible to get them without the game mode. I'm not sure about that, since I started with the game mode. But, the cards illustrate the characters from the story, and the badges have inspiring, positive words on a color-changing sunshine. (Oh, those arms on the sunshine!) The emoticons and backrounds are the seasons, snow, leaves, flowers, etc. all in tasteful illustrations. I'm obviously missing the Summer background, lol, and will have to wait until one shows up in the market.

I doubt more words are neccessary for you to realize I highly recommend this game for anyone looking for a perfect game to share with a child.
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57 of 79 people (72%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
I bought this game not knowing that it was made for 2 year olds, even though it literally says it in the description.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
8.0/10 - A 20 Minute Break From Life or Your Kids!

I'd say this game is perfect for someone 2-3 years of age or a stoned adult. I love the art style and animations in this one. It's the perfect way for a young mind to discover the seasons and how they change! I even found myself enjoying the process quite a lot!

There is a soothing narrator who walks you through the cycle of the seasons; you are just required to click on trees, grow flowers and watch the beauty unfold. It's only $1; so if you have a young kid or are just interested in a quick and cheap 100% achievement then this game is for you!

Worth the Full $1, even with this being only 15-20minutes.

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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
i finally understand how seasons work
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