This game is rated PEGI 7
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Posted: 2 weeks ago, last updated 12 days ago.
Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.
The world is divided between the privileged citizens living under a protective dome from air pollution and others struggling to make a living on the outside. You play Brok, a private detective and former boxer living with Graff, the son of his deceased wife. You take on cases to help the people you meet, but more interesting is how these missions take a toll on your relationships and slowly uncover the bigger threats of this corrupted world.
Play is divided into two modes. You can switch between point-and-click puzzles and real-time action. Using both these aspects of play is required to find a way forward and solve your cases. Sometimes you need to use your brain and sometimes your brawn.
The result is a surprisingly deep and emotional narrative with characters reminiscent of classic 80s/90s cartoons. The combination of the Classic Adventure and Beat'em up elements is a novel addition, although it's really the point-and-click element that works best.
Release Date: 26/08/2022, updated in 2023
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Genres: Fighting, Point-and-Click (Adventure, Brain Game, Communication and Sequencing)
Accessibility: 47 features
Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon
Developer: Cow Cat Games (@CowCatGames)
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You can play this game in the following styles:
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. For younger player, there is an Easy mode for just "Point & Click" gameplay so that fights and/or puzzles can be skipped.
The game features an accessibility menu which in particular, allows blind and visually impaired players to play through the game. Characters, locations and scenes are fully narrated via text-to-speech and audio descriptions. Hotspots and choices can be performed using directional keys on the keyboard or directional pads on controllers.
All puzzles have been adapted for blindness and all puzzles and fights can be skipped by holding a button. There is positional audio for fights, vibrations to indicate hitting a wall and optional simplified rooms for easier navigation. Two inputs allow to repeat the last voice speech and instructions.
There are three difficulty settings, including a "relaxed" difficulty mode. Additional options allow for larger fonts and increased contrast (menus and enemies).
The characters' dialogue is fully voiced. All the characters have a portrait with varied expressions when talking, and there is a reminder of the characters in the menu ("All contacts"). It is possible to see past conversations via the icon in the Progress tab of the menu.
NOTE: Accessibility features are available on PC and all consoles (with latest patches.)
Diversity and Inclusion
Gender and Sexuality:
Sexual Orientation Representation: The sexual and romantic orientation of characters you can play in the game.
- Play as Bi Character: The game’s protagonist is bi (someone who is attracted to two or more genders, sometimes but not always all genders), pan, poly, or omni.
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