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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 13 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The Wreck is a narrative game where you play Junon, a mother at a crossroads. She's 36 but her career has stalled, she's emotionally numb, and her personal life is falling apart. It's not unfamiliar territory for a video game these days, but The Wreck focuses choices and interactions on the relationship between us and our mother. Called to the ER we find our estranged mother in a critical condition and it's down to use to change something that rewrites history.

Play involves revisiting Junon’s memories to piece together the story of her past, including the tragic secret that lies at its centre. More than sentimental reminiscent, understanding this trauma changes how she navigates today, unlocking new conversations and possibilities.

The result is a mature visual novel about sisterhood, motherhood, grief and survival. Slowly you help Junon find peace and discover the humour, beauty and hope in even the bleakest days.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Accessibility: 35 features

Developer: The Pixel Hunt (@ThePixelHunt)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Sexual Innuendo, Mild Swearing.

Rated for younger players in Australia.

Skill Rating

8+ 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. Younger players would need to be able to interpret life decisions and make choices based on this. The deeper aspect of the game could be a little lost on them.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our The Wreck Accessibility Report documents 35 accessibility features:
You can remap the controller buttons on PC and Mac but not on Switch. You can opt to use Toggles rather than Hold so you don't need to hold buttons down.

When aiming at choices you can use the Right Stick to quickly choose the one you want without the detailed aiming required. You can turn off motion blur and get a bigger reticule and slow movement by selecting Motion Sickness Reduction.

Environmental sounds that are important to gameplay are captioned.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion


The protagonist has a lesbian sister that you meet during the course of play.

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