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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Ctrl Alt Ego is a puzzle game where you a disembodied character taking control of robots and electronics to move around, interact and solve the puzzles. Using a combination of stealth and problem solving to progress the story and get to the bottom of what's going on.

It's an existential story about a bug in the system and it's up to you to exploit it to save consciousness itself. You've been downloaded to the evacuated retro-tech space dock where a mind-altering virus has infected the consciousness control stream.

Play involves using your ability to switch between computers, moveable robots, cameras and security doors to get around, solve puzzles and hear from departed crew of the space station. As you progress the computer explains what's happened, although you need to read between the lines for this to be any help.

The result is a delightful journey that calls on you to find and exploit bugs, install and hack disk programs to upgrade yourself and evade hostiles. Will you adopt a strategic, stealthy approach, or tool up and make mayhem? The game lets you progress the way you want, without insisting on a single way to play.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 22/07/2022

Platforms: PC

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Stealth

Accessibility: 32 features

Developer: Mind Thunk (@MindThunk)

Players: 1

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 12 hours and 15 hours to complete. Players are likely to play through multiple times to discover things they may have missed in the game and try different paths.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

There are some swear words in the game including "arse" and "bugger" they are used in a humorous way. The only violence in the game is directed towards violence.

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children may be able to explore the game but older children will understand what's going on and enjoy the game more.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Ctrl Alt Ego Accessibility Report documents 32 accessibility features:
There are five difficulty levels. At easier levels the computer enemies are slower to react and easier to kill. Although the game has interactions that lean on reaction times, you can choose a play style where you progress not by reactions, taking your time to jump from robot to robot where you are safe and under no time pressure.

If you get stuck the game notices and provides additional hints and tips. You can opt to Show Insights to display these all the time. You can opt to show/hide the task notifications, activity logs and tips which is useful if you are proceeding in your own order through the game.

You can enable bright yellow Point of Interest markers to help navigate the world and find interactive elements. This includes direction and distance to aid task completion where you are finding particular items. As you approach interactive items additional information is displayed to aid progression. You can also switch into an Ego Mode that provides information about the robots.

The robots make different noises to attract you over. These offer 3D directional sound that aids their discovery. If you are shot there is directional audio to indicate where it is coming from, there is also a visual indicator of this direction.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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