This game is rated PEGI 12
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.
As you explore the world you can discover the sprawling ruins of an old computer the the new movement abilities it offers to help you on your journey. It's running and jumping, but along the way the choices you make affect how the game develops and whether you uncover the true nature of the mysterious virtual world.
You must decide whether to help or hinder the Mainframe computer and its inhabitants. Nothing is hardcoded, everything is systemic, and everything fully exploitable. Logic gates can be freely inverted, overridden or disabled entirely, allowing puzzles or other threatening obstacles to be peacefully and safely bypassed. Even the inhabitants themselves can be tampered with, their programming changed to follow the player's commands.
"Recompile is a game about choices and consequences," says the developer. Playing the game is a novel way to consider these choices, and elevates the conversation towards other dichotomies: life and death, chaos and determinism, sentience and sapience.
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need good reactions, strategic movement and resilience to try again when you die. It's an intentionally hard game offering a high degree of challenge.
We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Recompile Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@phi6) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.
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