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Future Unfolding (2017) is an exploration adventure where you travel into beautiful landscapes to unfold the mysteries hidden around you. Viewed from above, you have a bird's eye view as you encounter different types of wild animals, some helpful and some dangerous. It's a game with a delicate touch punctuated with pop-philosophy that make it an acquired taste, but if you enjoy slow meandering journeys it's a great option.

Play involves moving your character around the colourful countryside setting. Each play-through of the world is different, although the elements will be familiar. You can interact with objects in the world and use a map to get around. This gently guides you to join-the-dot style puzzles and new areas of the world.

The game starts simply, but as you get the ability to jump and swim, the world opens up. This lets you leave the beaten path and hunt down secrets in the forgotten woods. Or explore the hidden caves. You may get lost, but that's part of the experience. As you push further into the wild you slowly map the world, but still there is a sense of an unknown wilderness throughout.

The result is a game with a surprisingly light touch. You are left to your own devices much of the time, which won't suit all players. If you have the patience to investigate the seemingly impenetrable world, this is a unique and rewarding journey into the wild.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Future Unfolding 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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


Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear, because it features pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. Certain parts of the game feature half-worlds, a world between 2 worlds. Some of these worlds have a dark colour scheme. These worlds feature black shadow lions that chase you. This is accompanied by a tense music. These scenes could be scary to younger children.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need patience and persistence to progress through the game without direction. Younger children with these qualities will love being able to take things at their own pace, meeting and interact with all kinds of animals and solve puzzles.


Future Unfolding usually costs £14.99.

Future Unfolding

Steam Store PC £14.99
PlayStation Store PS4 -
App Store Mac Unavailable On Digital Store
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/03/2017

Out Now: Mac, PC and PS4

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Traversal (Adventure and Narrative)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Open World

Developer: Spaces Of Play (@SpacesOfPlay)

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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