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Passage Review

Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Passage passage.toolness.org is a super-simple game from the same developer as One Hour One Life on the theme of a life well lived. Although just a few minutes long, it offers an unusual interactive metaphor for the different stages of life that can spark deep conversations.

The game is deceptive. At first, it almost looks like the graphics are broken. But as you play and explore a few times you discover that every piece of the experience is there intentionally. Interpreting and reflecting on the short game is as much fun as playing it - particularly in groups.

The game sparked an emotional response when it was first released, paving the way for other games like Minecraft. It has been played in a wide variety of cultural settings, even used in church services.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 01/01/2007

Price: Free

Platforms: Web

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: Jason Rohrer (@JasonRohrer)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 minutes and 5 minutes to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. The game always takes just 5 minutes to play.

CostsCosts

Passage

Web Free
 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. Free via passage.toolness.org.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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

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