"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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Very Positive (28 reviews) - 92% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (230 reviews) - 96% of the 230 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 2, 2016

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February 4

Linux/SteamOS version fixed!

On Linux/SteamOS you may need to delete the game and download it again - after that it will be working fine! :)
Thank to WoodVTier and flesk for solution and testing!

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February 2

Collector's Edition contents

It's Spring Again Collector's Edition contents:
- Exclusive artbook from Asya Yurina
- Video with original "The Forest Raised a Christmas Tree" puppet show (English subtitles included)

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Reviews

“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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (28 reviews)
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Here Come Dat Troomp
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Amazing work of art. Truly inspiring. Teaching philosophy since 02/02/16
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muxaun
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
My kid (3 years old) loves it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Dankpool #\//\
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
For achievement hunters only.
Don't waste a dollar on this it's a educational game for 2 to 5 year olds
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fundo lft
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
For achievement hunters this is a game to get.
- Cheap
- 4 achievements to get while completing the game in under 15 minutes


For people with children this is a perfect game to get.

Pros:
- Cheap education about seasons
- Can be replayed as many times as wanted
Cons:
- Confusing for young children if headphones are not worn or sound is not played
- Only 2 languages available, most children don't speak/understand them
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Chaken
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
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Zeruel
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
It's Spring Again is an educational interactive movie.
I 100% the achievements and completed it in 6 minutes. The graphics look nice and kid-friendly. You can have it autoplay, so you could 100% the game while having sex with your hooker even.
Is it appropriate for a small child? Hell yeah.
Is it worth buying for anyone else? Nah, but get it in a bundle if you want 6 mins of above average entertainment and another 100% game on your account.
The narration was calming and nice overall, very appropriate.

Major gripe with the game though: In the beginning of the game you have to move the clouds, but clicking on them makes the clouds giggle like little kids.... Basically, Lionmaker might be hanging out in the community threads.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
୧ʕ•̀ᴥ•́ʔ୨
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
i finally understand how seasons work
Helpful? Yes No Funny
[slckr]robilar5500
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Cute little kids instructional game about the seasons. Takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be repeated to your hearts content. Nice little game all in all.
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Aliikai♡
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Quite possibly one of the weirdest games. Easiest game to 100% if you're into that sort of thing.

Pros...teaches you about the seasons (probably great for children), the graphics are oddly cute/pretty. (Do check out my screen shots!)
Con...super confusing if you start the game and you don't have your headphones on...
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Mrs. Lexi ☮
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
10 min's long. Kinda a cute story about changing of the seasons.
Great for lil kids and young alike.
takes longer for ur cards to drop lol.
i recommend if only on sale or in a bundle
because its to short. but thumb's up
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Cute little kids instructional game about the seasons. Takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be repeated to your hearts content. Nice little game all in all.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
i finally understand how seasons work
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
It's Spring Again is an educational interactive movie.
I 100% the achievements and completed it in 6 minutes. The graphics look nice and kid-friendly. You can have it autoplay, so you could 100% the game while having sex with your hooker even.
Is it appropriate for a small child? Hell yeah.
Is it worth buying for anyone else? Nah, but get it in a bundle if you want 6 mins of above average entertainment and another 100% game on your account.
The narration was calming and nice overall, very appropriate.

Major gripe with the game though: In the beginning of the game you have to move the clouds, but clicking on them makes the clouds giggle like little kids.... Basically, Lionmaker might be hanging out in the community threads.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
10 min's long. Kinda a cute story about changing of the seasons.
Great for lil kids and young alike.
takes longer for ur cards to drop lol.
i recommend if only on sale or in a bundle
because its to short. but thumb's up
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
For achievement hunters this is a game to get.
- Cheap
- 4 achievements to get while completing the game in under 15 minutes


For people with children this is a perfect game to get.

Pros:
- Cheap education about seasons
- Can be replayed as many times as wanted
Cons:
- Confusing for young children if headphones are not worn or sound is not played
- Only 2 languages available, most children don't speak/understand them
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
My kid (3 years old) loves it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Quite possibly one of the weirdest games. Easiest game to 100% if you're into that sort of thing.

Pros...teaches you about the seasons (probably great for children), the graphics are oddly cute/pretty. (Do check out my screen shots!)
Con...super confusing if you start the game and you don't have your headphones on...
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
54 of 73 people (74%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 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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27 of 29 people (93%) 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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23 of 25 people (92%) 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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