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You work to find water, food and shelter to survive. In the game you jump, glide, swing yourself around to reach new areas and avoid danger. Use crafting, building, hunting and combat to survive at the bottom of the food chain. It also features co-operative gameplay, where you can connect with other players and help one another against the environment. Your character can be personalised and skills specialised.
Small Land is one of these games that play with scale, letting you experience something familiar (in this case, your back yard) from a new and intriguing angle. Even a gust of wind or a rain shower can prove perilous when you're this small - not to mention hailstones. Trees are colossal but can still be climbed. Watch out for rodents, birds and large insects - but some of them may become your friends and let you ride on their back.
The game was originally conceived in 2017 but never came to fruition. The idea drew a large following that is now becoming this release from a substantial developer. PC release will come first.
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 8 players online. You can play by yourself but you are encouraged to play online with others in a shared world against computer controlled enemies. Details about online play are subject to change, as the game is not yet released.
You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.
Developer is aiming for PEGI 12 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+. "There are spooky creatures that you attack and kill. The violence is along the lines of a nature video but usually not directed towards other players."
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
There is a vision mode to help identify what to interact with in the game which will be useful for greater visibility. You are also warned about stalking enemies with both audio and visual queues.
Our Smalland Accessibility Report details 29 accessibility features:
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