Phogs

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Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Released: June 2020. Added to this library 12 weeks ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Overview

Phogs is a game where you control a stretchy dog that has a head at both ends of its body. It sounds a little strange, but is actually an endearing adventure where, on your own or with another person, you control each end of the dog separately to explore the bright colourful world and solve puzzles.

What's nice about the game is that two people can play with one controller as one head is controlled with one stick while the other head is controlled by the other stick. You use the related trigger button to hold on to things.

A little like Snake Pass you work with the real-world physics to get around. This means you have to interact carefully and cleverly with the different elements of the environment. You also have to coordinate this with the other player to be successful.

 
This game is good if you want to connect with grandparents, get around in unusual ways or work in a team to win.

Commitment

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

Costs

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

Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

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. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more.


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