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Video GameFate of Kai Review
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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 8 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Fate of Kai is a narrative puzzle game where you control the story rather than the characters. You discover Kai's story by walking through the panels of a comic book. It's a tale about a boy who wakes in a strange land handcuffed to a mysterious chest. As you read on, you can alter the timing and decisions being made, which have direct and indirect consequences in the rest of the branching story.

You click through the pages and on the different points of interaction. Rather than a linear book, you end up exploring each chapter like a maze, modifying the characters' ideas to move the plot forward in different directions. Each time a character thinks of something, it's a chance to change the course of the narrative. You also have a chance to go back in time on occasion, affecting previous events that impact (and alter) your world. By changing these intentions, you solve puzzles that then open up more pages of the story.

It's a detailed and colourful book with over 700 panels that invite you into an adventure through 160 pages. It's designed to grow to meet your ambitions and ability, offering an elegant story to newcomers and a complex saga for more experienced players.

It's a rare experience with little reading but loads of comprehension and interpretation. It also required imagination and critical thinking to appreciate the impact each action can have. As the game develops, with each chapter evolving these ideas.

A Nintendo Switch version is planned.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/03/2021

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 26 features

Developer: Try Light Games (@TryLightGames)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 15 minutes and 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete. Although the average play-time is about around an hour. Some players will take longer to play and solve the puzzles. There are also a number of themes and secrets to discover along the way.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.

Rated for younger players in the US.
Rated 9+ on Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.

CostsCosts

Fate of Kai usually costs £3.99 to £5.19.
 

Fate of Kai

Steam Store PC £5.19
App Store iOS £3.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Fate of Kai Accessibility Report documents 26 accessibility features:
The game offers hints about the puzzle in the blank pages. This also highlights important words in another colour.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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