Our Personal Space Review

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Posted: 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Our Personal Space is a text adventure where, rather than surviving alien attack or harsh environments, it's your marriage that you are fighting for. You play a newly married doctor on a space colony and must decide how she spends her time, responds to her husband and other members of the community, and how she contributes to the colony. These choices affect her stress, her marriage, and the success of the colony.

You play by directing conversations and decisions. This extends beyond her attitude and approach to other characters but also major decisions such as having a baby. There is about 100,000 words of dialogue in the game although a single play through will only experience a portion of this. You can choose between 4 jobs, 7 hobbies. There are 3 endings depending on how you approach the game.

It's an unusual and home-spun game, but with considerable charm. As you play the themes of motivation, family and frontier life blend to create what has been described as "Little House on the Prairie mingled with Star Trek." Beyond the individuals you encounter are larger themes of cooperation, democracy, love, reproduction and community.

A follow up game, Space to Grow, is being made, that extends the narrative from pregnancy and birth to parenthood.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 14/02/2015

Platforms: Android, Mac and PC.

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Turn-Based.

Developer: @Rachel_Helps

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 with sexual innuendo and mild swearing.

ESRB rated TEEN with Violent References, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol and Language.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. 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 about system accessibility settings.


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