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Heliopedia (Sokpop) Review
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Posted: 5 days ago, last updated yesterday.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Heliopedia is a world-building game where you create and manage tiny planets. You play by exploring a solar system, collecting elements and combining them together to create new discoveries. It is an exploration game where the joy in in experimenting with new combinations of elements to see what you create and what happens to your new planet as a result.

Play involves moving around with the mouse to explore a solar system and collect chemical elements. You click elements to add them to your inventory. Once you have three pieces of coal, you feed them to the sun, who gives birth to a barren, formless planet. Your role now is to explore combinations of elements to create different climates, terrains and eventually if all goes well, life on your planet.

As you collect and combine more elements, you make new discoveries, which are added to an in game encyclopaedia. This allows you to shape your new world in different ways, for example adding gases to the atmosphere to build up a certain type of climate or shaping the terrain of your planet to allow new life to be formed.

It's a game that commits to letting you discover how elements combine (for good or bad) without hand holding or direction. You play god by exploring, combining and watching what happens as a result. Along the way you learn about how the elements react to each other.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 12/10/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Collecting, Puzzle, Simulation and World Building

Developer: Sok Pop Co (@SokPopCo)

Players: 1

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete. Although you can discover all the content in two hours, you can continue to build new worlds for much longer.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
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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

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be patient enough to explore lots of potential options as some discoveries are difficult to create and don't follow expected logic.

CostsCosts

Heliopedia usually costs £3.99.
 

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AccessibilityAccessibility


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

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