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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Star Stuff is a puzzle adventure where you help a young alien on their first day at a star factory by solving logic and coding puzzles. You explore each level, code your own bots (without needing to know any actual coding), and save the ever-expanding universe.

Star Stuff is a cosmic coding puzzler that takes place in a factory that fabricates stars and shoots them into space. You are Mija (me-ha), a bright-eyed engineer on their first day on the job. You move Mija around freely as they help the the alien solve a mix of coding and fun puzzles.

As you progress you discover a series of mishaps that need your attention. In this way you slowly bring calm and order to the chaos. The coding combines Scratch-style blocks with the game-world objects to make the connection between the logic and the solution. Between puzzles you can take a break in the cozy star factory lobbies and interact with familiar but curious objects.

The result is a game where you solve a big problem one step at a time. With over 70 hand-crafted puzzles there is a challenge that scales with your ability.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac and PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle, Sequencing and Traversal

Accessibility: 25 features

Developer: Animo Games (@AnimoGames_)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 20 minutes to play a round of this game. Levels vary in time to complete due to complexity and ability of the player.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

There is some light hearted peril in the story, but nothing that would worry any player.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The puzzles often lead to the player thinking out loud about how to solve them. This makes it a great game for young children to play with a parent. They need problem solving and logic skills (but not coding knowledge) as well as movement.

CostsCosts

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

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Star Stuff Accessibility Report documents 25 accessibility features:
As highlighted by the developer, the demo contains flashing lights that may make it unsuitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitive conditions.

The first area of each zone introduces its mechanics and can be revisited as required.

As you move the pointer close to an element they highlight to indicate interaction. You can then press a button to select it without the pointer being directly over it.

Although you are not on the clock, you sometimes need to perform two actions within a time limit. Any code you complete as part of a level is saved even if it is unfinished. The finished code is also saved if you return to a level after completing it.

The Coding Heads Up Display provides directions about which block of code relates to objects in the puzzle area.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We have documented the following aspects of the game in terms of inclusion and representation. Let us know if we missed something. You play who as Mija who has they/them pronouns in the game.

Gender and Sexuality:

Gender Representation: The gender representation of the pre-defined characters you can play in the game.

  • Play as Non-binary Character: The game’s protagonist is non-binary (someone who does not identify as just masculine or just feminine at all times).

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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