This game is rated PEGI 12
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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.
In the Rusty Lake Hotel, five mysterious anthropomorphised animal guests arrive for a week-long stay, each with their own reasons for visiting and backstories to uncover. It's your job to prepare five meals for them to eat while they stay, and to uncover the hidden mystery lying beneath the surface.
The meals you give to the guests are ranked according to what optional ingredients you add to them, such as blackberries, rosemary and beans. To find these ingredients and other secrets, you need to solve strange logic-based puzzles that require you to think outside the box and come at them from lots of different angles, such as shocking the bird guest a certain number of times or putting a different amount of water in certain flasks.
It's a unique game that presents a different perspective on the Rusty Lake universe and offers a new selection of varied puzzles and clues to piece together the series' complex lore.
You can play this game in the following styles:
In one instance, you need to give a human-like bird a severe electric shock, during which their skeleton is visible, and which seemingly kills them, as afterwards, they appear pale, with white eyes and beak.
12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The puzzles are very difficult to solve.
The game is very difficult, and will often require extreme thought and patience to overcome challenges. The developers have uploaded walkthroughs of each section of the game to their YouTube channel to help when you get stuck.
All in-game events are triggered by your actions and there is never any need to react quickly to things happening in the game.
As some clues are only shown (or implied) through visual or audio cues, sound and visuals are required to beat the game. Some visual clues are very subtle or faint, and/or use colour, which is important to note for colourblind players. In addition, some of the audio cues require attentive listening, although large, high-contrast text accompanies the audio if it's a voice.
All objects in the game are outlined in black and are of reasonable contrast, although some are very small and no distinction is made between interactive and non-interactive objects.
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