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Alt-Frequencies Review
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Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Alt-Frequencies is an adventure game played by listening to a series of radio shows. It's a story about people stuck in a time loop without realising it and what you can do to save them.

It's a game played entirely with audio recordings. You choose the station and can record, rewind and broadcast snippets of radio shows to expose the hosts. Along the way take on conspiracy theorists, politicians, underground activists - and a dog.

This sharing of information changes what happens in the 3 minute loop of the game and the people who are living their lives over and over in it. In this way you hear their personal stories evolve, in a world that seems to stand still.

With professional radio talent and a diverse cast of 20+ voice performers the game is more than a novelty, but a new and engaging way to consider life, choices and how to get the world to pay attention to what's important. This grows into a nuanced and unusual look at fake news, not least because it is the player themselves who have the task of shaping the headlines and available information.

Some can find the narrative arc of the story to resolve overly quickly, but it's the unusual perspective on a pertinent topic that this game can be most enjoyed for. In fact, the abrupt ending is (perhaps) part of the subversive take on truth and who controls the stories we believe.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 16/05/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 17 features

Developer: Accidental Q (@AccidentalQ)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

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

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Mild Swearing.

CostsCosts

Alt-Frequencies usually costs £7.19.
 

Alt-Frequencies

Switch Store Switch £7.19
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Alt-Frequencies Accessibility Report documents 17 accessibility features:
Built-in accessibility features that make the game available to a wide range of people - including blind and visually impaired players.

Although you don't need a screen reader in general, VoiceOver can be used to access Menus for game options that are otherwise not narrated.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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