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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Little Misfortune (2019) is a dark adventure where you play a small girl called, Misfortune, who, guided by a voice in her head, seeks the prize of eternal happiness for her mother. It's played side-on and unfolds a narrative about the girl's family as you make choices and complete challenges, like fixing a vase or playing Whac-A-Mole.

It's set in 1993, when 8-year-old Misfortune Ramirez Hernandez lives alone with her parents in the outskirts of the fictional town of Openfields, Sweden. Amidst a dysfunctional home, we discover that this is the day we will die, but that if we play the game we will earn happiness for our mother.

"There is no right or wrong, only consequences," says the narrator as we take on the challenge. Through twists and turns we learn more about her family, and have a window into a child's eye view of her experience of this. We walk in the shoes of a young protagonist who has minimal power to effect the world or the plot.

It's a chance to face the disconnection between what children deserve in life and what many of them have in reality. But also, we discover how resilient the young girl is in her innocent hope, and how she is drawn to both the morbid and the charming. In spite of everything, she keeps getting up, and trying again, which makes it all the more poignant.

Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Little Misfortune 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure game with Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 16 for Drugs and Strong Language.

Skill Level

15+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Along with the mature content, you also need good skills or interpretation and observation to follow how the plot unfolds.


Little Misfortune usually costs £6.99 to £17.99. 

Little Misfortune

Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam StoreSALE PC £15.49 £4.64 until 29/07/2024
Steam StoreSALE Mac £15.49 £4.64 until 29/07/2024
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
App Store iOS £6.99

Little Misfortune

XBox Store Xbox X|S £16.74
XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/11/2019

Price: 70% off

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure (Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 15 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Kill Monday Games (@KillMondayGames)

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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