The game lets you choose from three career options - pizza shop, bakery or a veterinary practise. In each case there's a mini game / interactive screen related to the job. In the bakery your job is to decorate cakes, in the veterinary practise your job is nursing Mr. Scruffy back to health and in the pizza shop your job is making pizzas.
The app is a promotional tie into Mattel's "Barbie I Can Be" range of dolls and accessories. This range of toys sees Barbie updated for the twenty-first century with an aspirational "can-do" message underlying the traditional Barbie ethos of play (or if you're a cynic it's a way of selling more dolls). There's a whole range of career options in this range, so it does seem rather a shame that "Barbie I Can Be Computer Engineer" didn't make into this app.
It easy to joke about this type of app - I'm not sure I can see the typical power smartphone user downloading and using this app - but it might just keep a child occupied for a few minutes - and it is an example of how Windows Phone is being increasingly embraced by branded apps as the third platform.
When it comes to careers, Barbie® can be anything, and so can you! In one easy-to-play app, you can be the best-ever pizza chef, baker and pet vet, just like Barbie®!
It’s pizza time! At the pizza shop, roll out the dough and layer on your favorite sauces and cheeses with just a rub of your finger. Then load it up with a fun mix of toppings, including French fries and pickles! Visit the enticing bakeshop and bake a delectable cupcake! Fill the tin, choose your cupcake color then top it off with lots of frothy frostings and tasty toppings. Yum! At the pet vet’s, a scruffy puppy needs your help. Brush her fur, banish those fleas and nurse her to health with an array of remedies from bandages to happy puppy pals.
Start from scratch and create new stories each time. At the end of each game, Barbie® rewards you with a diploma and gold stars. Play again and again!
Unleash your inner Barbie - download Barbie I Can Be from the Windows Phone Marketplace.