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Gorogoa (2017) is a puzzle game where you rearrange and resize tiles to make a singular picture. It appears to be simple, but to solve the puzzles you need to play close attention to how they interrelate. This Matryoshka Russian-Doll puzzle combines with beautiful hand-drawn artwork to tell an abstract story of loss, loneliness, spirituality and religion.

You play a young boy, seeking an encounter with a divine being. It is set in the 20th century, and explores the time around the World Wars and other conflicts. In the puzzles and scenes you see the slow rebuilding of life that occurred afterwards. You become an old man and are able to reflect on these events and how they shaped your life as you lived through them in your youth.

Each level is a 4 by 4 grid, where you are given 3 or 4 seemingly unconnected pictures. But by moving the pictures from one grid box to another, and resizing them so that they only feature a select part of the image, you find that they do in fact interrelate and create a single image that then comes to life, revealing new meaning and purpose not present in any single component image.

Its unique approach to storytelling and novel game mechanics, paired with its artistic imagery, make it a unique offering and make it stand out from other similar puzzle games.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Gorogoa 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Sequencing game with Brain Game and Narrative elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 3 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to think laterally and visually. Persisting and experimenting when you are stuck is important. It's a game that requires you to make leaps of intuition to solve the puzzles that are only logical when you know the solution.

CostsCosts

Gorogoa usually costs £3.49 to £11.99. 

Gorogoa

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99 £9.59

PS Plus Essential

Steam Store PC £11.99
Switch Store Switch £3.49
Steam Store Mac £11.99
App Store iOS £4.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/12/2017, updated in 2018

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Sequencing (Brain Game and Narrative)

Accessibility: 20 features

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

Developer: Rebuscube (@Rebuscube)


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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