Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure: Video Game Created by a 5 Year old Girl
Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure is a game that is as fun and as playful as its title suggests. One look at the opening title screen, and you sort of have an idea what to expect.
Created by five year old Cassie Creighton (and her father, Flash developer Ryan Henson Creighton), the game consists of you trying to locate a series of lost ponycorns. The game…
What? You don’t know what a ponycorn is? Well… that would be a combination of ponies and unicorns. Duh.
What’s remarkable is that Cassie created all the artwork, and did much of the voice work throughout the game. I’m going out on a limb here and guessing she also came up with the concept of “goat on a pole.”
While the gameplay is intuitive and easy to grasp, one can’t help but wonder if the skill tree could have been a little more nuanced. And while we’re at it, the boss at the end of Level 2 seems way too easy, whereas the boss at Level 3 seems ridiculously impossible. And would it have killed her to invest a little more time with the Head’s Up display?
Still… not bad for a five year old. I guess.