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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and @GrowingUpGamers.

OverviewOverview

Ord is an unusual text adventure, rather than one grand story, you embark on a series of distinct quests. Whether it's defeating an evil warlock or creating your own world as a god, Ord tells stories through simple series of words and word associations that respond to your choices with evocative fast-paced narratives.

The game offers four adventures that you chip away at by making super-simple decisions one at a time. Each time you do, the game presents the next descriptive words and choice. The challenge is to get to the end without dying. The end of the game depends on the choices you have made during your play through. Each time you die you simply go back to the beginning and start again.

You slowly learn the right choices to pick and the position of different elements in the world. It's like a text-adventure mixed with pelmanism with a dash of WarioWare and is a lot of fun regardless of reading ability.

It's a super light touch adventure game. But although it's just text, it is beautifully presented and each tap creates a musical accompaniment.

Ord is planned for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch in the future, although we are awaiting a firm date.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/06/2019, updated in 2020

Price: 60% off

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Role-Play

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: Joni Tweets Games (@JoniTweetsGames)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 45 minutes and 1 and a half hours to complete. Each of the four adventures vary in length (45-90mins) depending on the player and the choices they make. Even if you do finish an adventure quickly, most players will revisit for another go to see other outcomes.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The text based nature of the game does make it better for older children. But anyone who connects to the unusual way of presenting a game world can enjoy this. You need to understand and interpret the words as well as make instinctual leaps about your word choices.

CostsCosts

Ord usually costs £1.69 to £4.99. 

Ord

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

AccessibilityAccessibility


Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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