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Our Personal Space Review
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Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Our Personal Space is a text adventure where, rather than surviving alien attack or harsh environments, it's your marriage that you are fighting for. You play a newly married doctor on a space colony and must decide how she spends her time, responds to her husband and other members of the community, and how she contributes to the colony. These choices affect her stress, her marriage, and the success of the colony.

You play by directing conversations and decisions. This extends beyond her attitude and approach to other characters but also major decisions such as having a baby. There is about 100,000 words of dialogue in the game although a single play through will only experience a portion of this. You can choose between 4 jobs, 7 hobbies. There are 3 endings depending on how you approach the game.

It's an unusual and home-spun game, but with considerable charm. As you play the themes of motivation, family and frontier life blend to create what has been described as "Little House on the Prairie mingled with Star Trek." Beyond the individuals you encounter are larger themes of cooperation, democracy, love, reproduction and community.

A follow up game, Space to Grow, is being made, that extends the narrative from pregnancy and birth to parenthood.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 14/02/2015

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Mac and PC

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Turn-Based

Developer: Rachel Helps (@Rachel_Helps)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Our Personal Space

Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store Mac Free
Android Store Android Free
 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 with sexual innuendo and mild swearing.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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

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