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Unworded Review
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Posted: 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GrowingUpGamers, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Unworded is a narrative visual puzzle where you use letter shapes to create objects and solve puzzles. As you progress through the five chapters, you uncover the story of a writer who is in the hospital recovering from a serious accident.

Play involves moving letters around to try to create a picture that matches something from the quote on the page. For example, if it said "She ran to the back and was shocked, the door was closed and locked," the solution might be to combine letters to forms a key shape. The letters can not be rotated or resized so this often uses intricate positioning and overlapping the pieces. The letter puzzles themselves are quite varied and challenge you to really think about how you approach each new section.

This game is special because it tells an emotionally complex story about a writer processing grief through the written words in the brief story passages and the images and scenes created with the letters. The result is a unique puzzle experience, an emotional story, and an homage to writers and the artistry of the written word and typography.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 17/11/2000, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: Bento Studio (@Bento_Studio)

Players: 1

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 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

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although younger players could enjoy this, to appreciate the narrative and themes you need some life expereince.

CostsCosts

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

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Unworded Accessibility Report documents 22 accessibility features:
This game does not have a settings menu to provide options in the game. When it does become possible to access a menu the only choices are to exit to the main menu, restart the level, or skip that puzzle. There are no settings for text, music, or controls.

The text is all high contrast, but a little small. The puzzle piece letters come in a variety of sizes and have already been adjusted to the necessary size and rotated for the puzzle.

If you stop in the middle of a book, you will be able to restart at the nearest chapter (usually the puzzle you left at) but it will be reset.

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