Inner Tao Review

Play YouTube video

Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Inner Tao is a puzzle game where you move two circles, manoeuvring objects to their destinations, marked by small squares. This starts simply but soon has you manipulating multiple elements and moving between the white and black halves of each puzzle. It's a complex puzzle that requires deep thinking but that is designed to offer a relaxing experience.

Gameplay is in the style of Sokoban puzzle games, where you push crates or boxes around a maze to get them to storage locations. However, unlike other versions where you are confined by the borders of the maze, here you can create portals with the crates themselves to move through walls.

The result is a short meditative puzzle game exploring a single deep mechanic at its fullest: the force of the opposites. With a yin-yang-esque aesthetic, the player controls two characters within a series of challenging puzzles.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 12/04/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibility: 25 features

Developer: @LeSloDev


Duration: This game will take between 1 hour and 3 hours to complete. Depending on how quickly you solve each of the puzzles. The difficulty gets harder at the end of the game which means the later levels will take longer.
Players: This is a single player game.


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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Game not yet rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3 and ESRB EVERYONE.


The game starts easily and gets harder as you go. You can opt to unlock all the levels so you can play any level from the start.

To undo your moves you can either press a button multiple times or hold it down.
Our Inner Tao Accessibility Report details 25 accessibility features:

Content devider

Games Like Inner Tao

Our experts have hand-picked the following similar games for you. These offer a similar way to play to Inner Tao or are games with a similar theme or topic. These are good alternative games to Inner Tao.

Content devider

Image of the cover of the hardback edition of the Taming Gaming book  by Andy Robertson List of logos of the supporters of the Family Video Game Database  Playability Initiative  AskAboutGames  Parent Zone  Game Well Thank you for using our resource, supported by AskAboutGames, ParentZone and PlayAbility Initiative. We are editorially independent, written by parents for parents, but welcome sponsorship, partnership and suggestions. Email our editor for details on these opportunities.

The information on this database is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion and advice about video game "addiction", violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. If you have any concerns or questions in these areas, email our editor who is quick to respond or can arrange for a one-to-one conversation.

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Discord | Contact | Help