Spiritfarer

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Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Spiritfarer is a boat building exploration game. Unusually though, you play Stella, ferry master to the deceased and the boat you manage takes them to the next life.

Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for characters that join your voyages before finally releasing them into the afterlife. As the sun rises and sets and weather blows in, you do all the usual humdrum stuff: farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft. You also explore the locations you discover with running and jumping like a platform game.

However, all this action culminates not in success or money but in a moment to say a final goodbye to each character you got to know. "I need you to help me with these last steps on my final journey." Each person you meet offers a rich story and lasting memories of their lives. You have space and time to simply relax with your passengers, create lasting connections, but, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends.

DetailsDetails

Release Date: 18/08/2020

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Platform and Simulation.

 

TipsTips

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 28 hours and 30 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. A second player can help as Daffodil the cat.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for Sexual Innuendo, Mild Swearing.

ESRB TEEN for Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
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). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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Space For Grief

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