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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 15 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


From the makers of Monument Valley, this puzzle game is a unique way to consider how physical objects become meaningful and hold our memories. You play a restorer who repairs people's favourite possessions: from family heirlooms to broken statues to complex VCRs. The narrative of the game weaves through the different objects that you fix and the people that love them.

This starts with a little girl who has a broken cassette deck. To fix things you use a variety of tools to unscrew, detach and disassemble each object. This starts as simply needing to replace empty batteries or re-spool tape back into a cassette but later becomes more complex with wires, electronic components and more disassembling.

But this isn't a test of your engineering skill, but how well you can pay attention to how something is made and how you can take it apart. You manipulate each element on the screen to completely disassemble and identify what's not working.

Each item you repair unlocks the precious memory held in the object. This might be a departed parent, a treasured memory or a message from someone far away. In doing this, the game hints at the tension between the things we can fix and the deeper things we cannot, without one eclipsing the other.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/11/2019

Platforms: PC and iPhone, iPad

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: Us Two Games (@UsTwoGames)




Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 2 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

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

This is not yet rated by PEGI or ESRB, but has a 4+ rating on the Apple App store.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The story telling and the disassembly and fixing of items is good for younger children. This does get more complex, but with a bit of adult help even the very young can enjoy this.


Assemble With Care usually costs £5.79.

Assemble With Care

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. There is a free downloadable Epilogue that takes place after the original story. You help café owner Carme, cheer up her big sister Helena by assembling an old espresso machine. More free content is planned to be added.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Assemble With Care Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@UsTwoGames) 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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