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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Tren is a puzzle platform game where you explore a hand-crafted world as a wooden train, sailing boats and helicopters. You control points, shunt trucks around, operate cranes and generally move cargo from one location to the next. Like an escape room with toy trains, once you have solved all the puzzles you can move onto the next room.

This is one of the Media Molecule Originals (MM Originals) created in its Dreams game engine that anyone can access on PlayStation. This means the game gets financial backing and team members to take the game from idea to professional product.

Tren is described as a "high-score chasing, track-building adventure" about a wooden toy train set. Various modes shown off offered a range of gameplay, some open world train tinkering and timed challenges.

The game offers real physics so you have to go the right speed not to loose cargo from the trucks and not to loose trucks from the track. To this end you can upgrade the power, handling and speed of your vehicles. You have to use these abilities to deal with the different track scenarios, lifts, see-saws, turntables and the like.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6-11 year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: Johnee B (@Johnee_B)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game. The challenge levels are just a few minutes, but other aspects of the game take considerably longer with a different (and more relaxed) play style.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

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

The rating for Tren is a little strange. You will need to purchase Dreams to access the game, which is rated PEGI 12 and EVERYONE 10+. However, the content in Tren itself is likely to be at a PEGI 3 and ESRB EVERYONE level.

Skill Rating

6-11 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Very young players may need help with the physics aspects of the play, also the Dreams cursor is currently used to switch vehicles which requires some dexterity.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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

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