Last month we reviewed Infinite Dreams' Let's Create! Pottery HD [$4.99] for the iPad and actually were fairly surprised with just how much fun it was. Judging by the comments we got on the review, there were more than a few people out there who were disappointed that the art of pottery had been simplified to the point of basic multi-touch gestures, but for someone like me Let's Create! Pottery HD was a great experience.
The iPhone version hit the App Store today, and aside from the smaller screen, Let's Create! Pottery retains everything that was good about the iPad game. We explained how everything goes together in the virtual pottery creation process in our review:
As you may suspect from the title of the game, the object of Let's create! Pottery HD is to create pottery. Tapping "create" on the main menu takes you to a spinning pottery wheel with a lump of clay on it that you then transform using your finger. Dragging up or down changes the height of your piece of pottery, while touching and dragging in or out changes the width or whatever section you're touching. I'm sure there will be some pottery wheel veterans who don't like how dumbed down this all is, as you never need to deal with adding more clay, maintaining any kind of balance, or the million other things that can lead to all-out pottery disaster.
Once you're satisfied with the shape of your creation, you fire it up in the kiln. After that's complete, you're able to paint it with all kinds of different colored paints and "brushes" which are basically just stamp tools of pre-made stripes and other designs. Following that, you then add your masterpiece to your collection, at which point you can either keep it there to bring up later (and send emails including an image of it) or you can sell your creation at auction. Using the coins you earn from selling your in-game artwork you can then buy more paints and brushes to make even more diverse pottery. ...Read More
It's a little disappointing that Let's Create! Pottery HD didn't just get an update to make it universal because the game seems to be a much better overall experience on a larger screen. If you have the choice, I'd get the HD version but the iPhone game is an excellent substitute if you have yet to purchase an iPad and want to make some virtual pottery.