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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Ben Kendall.

OverviewOverview

Pikuniku is an adventure where you play a red creature, Piku, on a mission to harvest the colourful world's resources. You interact with different objects to trigger switches and open doors. You can also lasso your legs to swing from hooks or curl into a ball and roll to get to new areas faster.

As you progress you find villages where you can buy items to wear. Touted as a "delightful dystopian adventure, about making people happy" it's all a little bizarre, but good intriguing fun. But more than this, it's the sense of other-worldliness and visual narrative that makes this stand out from other games for kids.

The theme of helping the people you meet continues throughout the game and extends to the co-operative mode where you need to work together to win.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/01/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Adventure, Platform (Action, Puzzle, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Sectordub (@Sectordub)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. There's a cooperative mode with 9 levels, where both players must cooperate to negotiate themselves to a boat at the end of the level. There's also a competitive split screen race mode where you can set traps and trip up the other player.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. It's bright and colourful. There is some skill in moving around. The boss encounters with larger enemies can need a bit of help for very young players.

CostsCosts

Pikuniku usually costs £10.74 to £11.69.
 

Pikuniku

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Pikuniku Accessibility Report documents 23 accessibility features:
We collected accessibility data from the Xbox and PC versions of the game.

There is a game map that can be accessed through the pause menu. It is a 2D representation of the world that provides the player with an approximate location as to where they are in the overworld. However, when transported to the mini platforming puzzles, it does not indicate your location there. No other information is indicated on the map.

Vibration indicates when the player dies and when interacting with various elements such as buttons and hooks

Audio cues accompany when interacting various objects such as when pressing a button, turning a crank and picking up coins.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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