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Milkmaid of the Milky Way Review

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Posted: A year ago, last updated 12 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

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 22/08/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Accessibilty Features: 20

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Use of Alcohol.

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 Accessibilty Review details 20 accessibility features:

Difficulty

Cognitive Pressure: Reaction-Time Not Critical
Cognitive Pressure: Low Pressure
Cognitive Pressure: Save Anytime
Assistance: View Control Mapping
Assistance: Tutorials

Reading

Reading Level: Moderate Reading
Text Visibility: Large Clear Text
Text Visibility: High Contrast Text
Subtitles: Any spoken content has subtitles

Navigation

Clarity: Large Clear Navigation

Controls

Gamepad: 1 Button & Single Stick
Mouse And Keyboard: Mouse Alone
Touchscreen: One Tap Targeted
Button Combinations: Rapid Pressing Optional
Sensitivity: Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity

Image

Visibility: Bright Colourful Palette
Visibility: Large Game Elements
Visual Distractions: No Screen Shake
Motion sickness friendly: Motion sickness friendly

Audio

Play Without Hearing: Play Without Hearing

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