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Play OverviewPlay Overview

A Winding Path (2021) is a hand-drawn adventure you play at a walking pace so you can take in the beauty of little things in the world. Your journey is to find the rainmaker to bring back the rain. You play by moving around and interacting with the people, buildings and items you find. It stands out not only for the pencil drawn art and simple puzzles, but for the esoteric pacing and calming play style.

In a whimsical fantasy world, the rain has ceased to fall. The rivers are running low and the crops have withered. Seeking to uncover the elemental mystery, you find an enchanted lyre and set out on a magical journey to restore balance to the world.

You explore the atmosphere of ancient caverns, enchanting forests and busy settlements. Along the way you meet various characters (and creatures) you can help on your path to find the rain and unveil its magic.

The result is a game as much about the journey as the destination. You mend a world stricken by distrust and restore unity among its inhabitants. You help people solve troubles big and small. But most of all you lose yourself and your own troubles for a little while in a meditative experience.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked A Winding Path 17 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and Traversal game with Adventure, Brain Game, Communication, Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 2 hours to complete. There are dewdrops to collect that can take longer.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need the perseverance and patience to play the game at a slow pace. There's quite a bit of reading to do to play the game, which may need some assistance.

CostsCosts

A Winding Path usually costs £5.79 to £5.99.
 

A Winding Path

Steam Store PC £5.79
Switch Store Switch £5.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/08/2021, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Sequencing, Traversal (Adventure, Brain Game, Communication, Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Hand-Made and Weather

Developer: Three Eyed Games (@ThreeEyedGames)


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