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Mobile App Manual Review under COPPA Rule: ‘Doors Puzzle Games for Adults'

Nov 1, 2023 12:30:00 PM

Welcome to Pixalate’s CTV & Mobile App Manual Reviews According to COPPA, a series containing the detailed factors the Trust & Safety Advisory Board educators used to assess an app’s child-directedness.

The educators manually review thousands of mobile apps available in the Google Play & Apple App Stores as well as connected TV (CTV) apps from the Roku Channel Store and Amazon Fire TV App Store using the COPPA Rule factors shown below & make those results available to the public at ratings.pixalate.com.

This post takes a look at a popular mobile app (1 million+ downloads) from the Google Play Store. Our reviewer discusses how the subjective factors set forth in the COPPA Rule apply to the app and factor into the reviewer's determination as to whether the app is child-directed or general audience (i.e., it is not targeting children).

Manually reviewed in this post


The 10 COPPA Rule factors

The teacher will indicate the factors they relied upon in their assessment using the 10 factors shown below that reflect the 10 child-directed factors in the COPPA Rule.

Reviewed by: Crystal Pearson

Crystal Pearson

Manual Review: Doors Puzzle- Games for Adults

Likely audience after manual review

  • Google Developer: Bonbeart Games
  • Google Bundle ID: com.bonbeart.doorsseasons.part2
  • Privacy Policy
  • Crystal’s Take: Doors Puzzle Games for Adults is a picture puzzle game.

COPPA factors used to determine audience

and and

Doors Puzzle Games for Adults game is about solving puzzles and playing mini-games in order to open doors. Players look for hidden objects and use their logic to boost their thinking to open the doors.  The visual content and animation are directed to a mixed audience based on the fun entertaining graphics in the gameplay. This game is not just for adults. It is a game about extended thinking skills to improve and improve problem-solving. The language is child-directed mixed audience in the about this game section states, “family-friendly.” 

The incentive is to reach the highest rank in the open-door league. 

Advertising is located at the bottom banner and is directed to a general audience throughout such as, “Home Depot and Serta perfect sleeper.” 

The app is rated E for Everyone in the Google Play store. There is no age gate. The app starts immediately for play. 


The developer’s privacy policy states, ” Our games are intended for general audiences and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children, except as expressly described otherwise in our terms.”

Screenshots of Doors Puzzle- Games for Adults

About Pixalate’s Trust & Safety Advisory Board

Pixalate’s Trust and Safety Advisory Board was created to bring in individuals with experience using child-directed apps in the classroom to review and assess which apps are child-directed. This manual review process serves to quality check Pixalate’s automated review process. See our full methodology for more information.


This blog post published by Pixalate is available for informational purposes only and is not considered legal advice. By viewing this blog post, the reader understands and agrees that there is no attorney-client relationship between the reader and the blog publisher. The blog should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in the applicable jurisdiction(s), and readers are urged to consult their own legal counsel on any specific legal questions concerning any specific situation. The content of this blog post reflects Pixalate's opinions with respect to factors that Pixalate believes may be useful to the digital media industry. Pixalate's opinions are just that, opinions, which means that they are neither facts nor guarantees; and this blog post is not intended to impugn the standing or reputation of any entity, person or app, but instead, to report findings pertaining to mobile and Connected TV (CTV) apps.

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