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Florence Review

Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

This is a little puzzle game that tells the story of a relationship, following the usual stages of loneliness, meeting, dating, falling for and moving in with another person. At first, the puzzle interactions seem trivial and the game doesn’t change depending on how well we do. But each puzzle is cleverly designed to reflect the story. Sometimes easy, when the relationship is going well; sometimes almost impossible, when the couple is struggling.

These interactions transform the emotional quality of the game and implicate us in what unfolds. It’s hand-drawn and full of whimsy but powerfully clears emotional space to consider the commitments, choices and priorities of relationships in our lives.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/02/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Switch and iOS

Genres: Narrative

Developer: Mountains Games (@MountainsGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 1 hour and 2 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Florence usually costs £4.99.
 

Florence

Switch Store Switch £4.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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

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