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Video GameWith You Review
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Posted: 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

With You is a cooperative puzzle game designed to help people connect, communicate, and collaborate.

The aim is to work together to traverse each of the short, wordless levels. Along the way you discover the story of two characters meeting and growing a close friendship. The challenge is that you need to use your different shapes and combined movement to progress.

You do this by running, jumping, bumping, combining and flipping to help each other through the level. At times these movements need to be carefully timed and coordinated to succeed. Together, players complete physics and platform challenges through a series of coordinated actions, trust falls, and collaborative problem solving. There are other characters you meet with their own goals and abilities. They may help you on your way, but equally may present a new challenge to get past.

The developer made the game as part of their thesis at the New York University Game Center to be an experience that establishes and strengthens relationships, trust, and communication among friends, family, and romantic partners.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/03/2022

Price: Free

Platforms: Mac and PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 2

Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle and Traversal

Developer: Carol Mertz (@CarolMertz)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete. It's a short game that you may want to play more times to understand the metaphors (and two different endings).
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

 
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.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You do need some careful communication and co-ordination to progress as the game gets harder. Timed jumps and quick actions also help.

CostsCosts

With You

Steam Store PC Free
App Store Mac Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 

AccessibilityAccessibility


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

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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