Kissy Kissy

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Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Platform

Released: Coming soon. Added to this library 11 days ago.

Overview

Kissy Kissy! is a running-around game where you build defences against getting kissed by the grannies. You play Tiger and Bee, onesie-wearing grandchilden who don't want to be kissed

"As any parent knows, some children would rather run away and hide than kiss their grandparents, and as a granny, I found it so funny I made a game about it," says creator Constance Fleuriot.

It's a game played from a child’s perspective, and as well as being fun to play, offers unusual themes around body autonomy. It deliberately requires two players to work together by building dens as safe spaces to hide away from the kissy grandparents. And gently teaches that it's important to listen to children's wishes and it's okay to say no if you won't want to be kissed, even if it's a grandparent.

 
This game is good if you want to have silly fun together, reconsider your body or nurture imagination in primary school children.

Commitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

Costs

You can try this game in a free demo. Does not include in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

The demo is the first level. This is on PC and Mac, with plans to finance a Switch version in the future.

Ratings

Does not have an official rating yet. The developer says that it is appropriate for children of any age. "The most violent thing you can do is throw a banana skin or drop a toy brick. Although I should warn that it may lead to den-building in the sitting room."

Accessibility

System settings: Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more.


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