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Ensamey (2021) is a narrative game where you run and jump to explore a story told by a 4 year-old and their father. As the child tells the story, what they say and draw appears in the game for you to interact and play with.

"I asked my 4 year old daughter to imagine an alien planet. She drew lots of pictures and we talked about it a lot and then we built it in Dreams," said developer Peter Field, Principal Designer at Media Molecule and previously at Naughty Dog on Uncharted and The Last of Us.

Play involves running around the alien landscape as an astronaut. There are no dangers or ways to die so you can take your time looking around. As you progress you trigger next moments in the story where you meet creatures.

As you play a story unfolds where you need to help a strange creature find their parents, because they can't see where they are going themselves. You get a mission to find the baby creature's home and fill the planet with flowers.

The result is an endearing game from the mind of a 4 year old. Like a bedtime story it's a chance to visit an imaginary world. If you want some more, the same developer's earlier game, Panis Pot is also worth checking out.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Ensamey (Dreams) 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Traversal game with Platform elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 minutes and 10 minutes to complete. It's a short game, although young children enjoy spending longer exploring the world and inventing their own stories.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Level

4+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

Ensamey

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/10/2021

Price: Free

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Traversal and Platform

Accessibility: 28 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

Developer: Peter Field (@Peter__Field)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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