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Milkmaid of the Milky Way Review

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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a puzzle game where you play a milkmaid Ruth in a remote farm, who is kidnapped by a spaceship. It sounds strange, but what unfolds is a story about boredom, parental expectation and the desire for change.

It's a game where you click or tap to move around and interact with objects. As you do characters and narration are delivered in rhyme. Early tasks include milking cows, patching the roof, making cheese, and rescuing a lost cow.

While other games offer a similar experience, Milkmaid of the Milky Way delivers a whimsical fairy tale that feels unique. That rhyming delivery and animated video clips make it feel like a fairy tale. Like fairy tales, it has some dark turns, but still is something players younger than its PEGI 12 rating might enjoy.

"Life is hard, work is tough, and Ruth wonders; Is this the life I want?" Says Ruth at one point. Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a story about moving into the unknown, breaking free from the past, it's a story about age, life, death and time - but most of all it's a story about finding your own place in the universe.

"I don’t want to spoil it too much but the main themes are compassion, environment, community and age. All handled very sensitively but with a pinch of humour too," said Ashley Day.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 22/08/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Point-and-Click

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: @MachineboyCom

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Milkmaid of the Milky Way usually costs £5.49.
 

Milkmaid of the Milky Way

Switch Store Switch £5.49
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Milkmaid has two puzzles at the end where you have to use items in a limited timeframe. You can't die or fail, but there is some timing required. Although the main game text is very clear, the diary entries are smaller text and on a less contrasting background.
 
Our Milkmaid of the Milky Way Accessibility Report documents 20 accessibility features:

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