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Can of Wormholes (2023) is a puzzle game where you play a sentient tin can that controls worms to complete traversal puzzles. In each of the puzzles, you move worms around a grid and must orientate them correctly over the end of the level to progress. It's a simple objective, but each level requires careful consideration of the sequence of your actions, and combined with the peculiarity of playing as a tin can with legs, it makes for an engaging and novel brain tease.

You play as a sentient tin can with eight legs, and move through a bizarre selection of wacky cartoon worlds as you complete levels by possessing small worms. In each level, the objective is the same: move the worm through the grid to align it with a hole to fall through. It's a simple concept, but to do this you must carefully plan your movements to ensure that you arrive with turns in your body at the right points to align with the hole. Each stage adds blocks and obstacles that force you to carefully consider every movement before you make it.

As you progress, new mechanics are introduced, such as orbs that extend the length of a worm when eaten (which often have to be avoided and moved to ensure you don't get too long) as well as ways to turn one worm into two or flip it along different axes. Mastering each one of these mechanics through experimentation and forward planning is key to success. To help you get to grips with each new mechanic, there's a hint system which allows you to play a level focussed purely on that specific concept and how to use it, letting you apply the knowledge gained to the actual level.

The result is a peculiar game where sentient creatures co-exist with a series of complex yet comprehensible puzzles that challenge you to experiment not only with different actions but the order in which you do them. Finally realising the way to complete a fiendish level, either due to the novel hint system or sheer determination, makes for a unique and deeply rewarding experience.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Can of Wormholes 4 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Puzzle game with Sequencing, Simulation and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 18 hours and 25 hours to complete. To beat every level takes several hours, but to beat a single level can take only a few minutes. You can get stuck on a level for longer, though.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Some of the levels can get very challenging to find the solution to, but as there's no time limit and a robust hint system that shows you how each mechanic works, it's suitable for children and adults alike.

CostsCosts

Can of Wormholes usually costs £16.75.
 

Can of Wormholes

Steam Store PC £16.75
Steam Store Mac £16.75
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/03/2023

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle (Sequencing, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Munted Finger (@MuntedFinger)


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