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OCO Review

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

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

OCO is a sliding and jumping game set with simple colourful levels each set in a rotating planetoid. Unlike other platform games, you control everything with a single button. Each different colour of platform you slide along grants different abilities and you change direction when you hit a wall. You need to not only time your jumps but plan your route.

Play involves working through the 180 hand-crafted levels to collect each of the small orange boxes. Although you only use one button, you can still launch, rush, crash, glide, warp, and hang. These abilities are all triggered by the single button and determined by the colour of the platform you last touched.

You are awarded points for completing levels in the quickest time and with the fewest taps. At the end of each level, you get a score that you can perfect by repeated attempts.

The game includes a level designer so you can create and share your own designs. You can also try out level designs that other people have created and share in the community. There is an avid and active player-base competing to create the best levels and get the best times on other people's levels.

The result is a precise platform game played with one button. The simple visuals are complemented by audio that is procedurally generated by your actions in the game. It might seem simple but actually offers a nuanced and complex challenge.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 11/08/2021

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Action, Creative and Platform

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: @Spectrum48Games

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete. Each round will take a number of tries. Later levels may take up to 30 minutes to finish.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can compete with other players all over the world to get the fastest time on each level. There's a top player leaderboard where you earn points by completing levels. There's a creator leaderboard as well, that ranks them on the quality of their creators. There are weekly SpeedrunĀ and Endurance challenges.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. The PC and Mac versions do not offer or require any in-game purchases.

The mobile game is free and supported by adverts. You can purchase a pro version of the mobile game that removes ads and offers more challenges and cross-platform colour saves. You can purchase currency in the mobile version to unlock level solutions, worlds and more options in the online section. Currency and these items can be acquired by playing the game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 7+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.

AccessibilityAccessibility

There are no difficulty settings but you can choose to play easier levels, which are highlighted by the community. If you keep failing Oco asks if you want to see the solution. Or you can opt to spend in-game currency to skip the level.

Text and navigation is generally clear although some text is smaller and not high-contrast.

Although you can play with a single button or key, you need to use Mouse on the PC version to start the game. You need to use the mouse to create your own levels. Also, to pause the game you need to press escape

On mobile you need to swipe left and right to navigate menus, then perform a targeted tap to select and start a level. Playing the game on mobile is just with an untargeted tap. Although, to pause you need a targeted tap in the top right of the screen.

Within each attempt at a level, you leave a trail behind you that can be useful to refine jumps as it indicates where you failed and whether you jumped too early or late. The trail also indicates which abilities you were using. There are large visual indicators when you collect the boxes and the games official levels are high contrast. User-created levels may be less high contrast.
 
Our OCO Accessibility Report details 22 accessibility features:


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