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Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Despolete is a sports adventure where you play a child in school in Ecuador. All you want to do is play football. But you have to wait for the day to be over before you can play. The game is set in 2001, and Ecuador is within reach of qualifying for the World Cup

Play involves exploring the streets, parks and buildings of Ecuador. Along the way you kick a ball around with your friends. The conversations you have evoke a story of hope and expectation under the shadow of a financial crisis. The world is monochrome and the characters hand drawn. The pixelated effect lends the game a retro feel, like looking through the lens of an old camera or watching an old home movie.

You kick the ball and move using the sticks. You can call for the ball from your friends. As you play you inevitably annoy the locals also trying to enjoy the park. All the while you overhear them talk and discuss to the world (and to the ball). In fact each person reacts to the ball in different ways, that often moves the story along.

Despelote is a semi-autobiographical game about how football can impact a place and its culture.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Simulation and Sports

Developer: Despelote Game (@DespeloteGame)




We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simple premise of waiting for school to end, to be able to go and play, is appealing to young children. The controls are quite simple, and the relaxed gameplay mean you don't need fine control to interact with it.


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


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Despelote Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@DespeloteGame) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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