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Unmaze Review
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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Unmaze is a mix of puzzle game and graphic novel. Inspired by the myth of the Minotaur, you help Asterion and Theseus to guide them out of the maze. However, you can only help one at a time. Using the phone's camera the game lets you help Asterion when you are in the dark in the real world, and Thesus when you are in the light. The more you help one, the more the other gets lost.

Play involves choosing responses to questions the characters ask and then tapping the path for them to explore in the maze. You can switch between who you help by moving from light to dark in the real world.

It's a system that was used in a Gameboy Advance game Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand. But rather than recharging in-game energy with a real-world daylight sensor, light is used here as a choice of who to help.

As you decide how to help the characters, as well as how much time to spend with each one, the story unfolds in a unique way. At the end of each day you see how you have tipped the balance from light to dark or vice versa.

It's an unusual way to play a game, but more than a novelty the mechanic underlines the beautiful and cruel outcomes from limited means and unintended consequences. Unmaze is an immersive tale on the moral outlook and the complexity of the human soul.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/06/2021

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: ARTE Interactif (@ARTE_Interactif)

CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You can try the game for free then unlock the full game with an in-app purchase.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence, Mild Swearing.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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

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