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Video GameInner Tao Review
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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Inner Tao is a puzzle game where you move two circles, manoeuvring objects to their destinations, marked by small squares. This starts simply but soon has you manipulating multiple elements and moving between the white and black halves of each puzzle. It's a complex puzzle that requires deep thinking but that is designed to offer a relaxing experience.

Gameplay is in the style of Sokoban puzzle games, where you push crates or boxes around a maze to get them to storage locations. However, unlike other versions where you are confined by the borders of the maze, here you can create portals with the crates themselves to move through walls.

The result is a short meditative puzzle game exploring a single deep mechanic at its fullest: the force of the opposites. With a yin-yang-esque aesthetic, the player controls two characters within a series of challenging puzzles.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/04/2021

Platforms: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: Le Slo Dev (@LeSloDev)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 3 hours to complete. Depending on how quickly you solve each of the puzzles. The difficulty gets harder at the end of the game which means the later levels will take longer.
 

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 3.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although very young players may need more trial and error to work out how to solve some levels, there is no barrier to this approach. Generally the game needs logical thinking and resilience to continue trying on a level that seems impossible.

CostsCosts

Inner Tao usually costs £2.09.
 

Inner Tao

Steam Store PC £2.09
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Inner Tao Accessibility Report documents 24 accessibility features:
The game starts easily and gets harder as you go. You can opt to unlock all the levels so you can play any level from the start.

To undo your moves you can either press a button multiple times or hold it down.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

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