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Lost In Play (2022) is a feel-good adventure about a brother and sister exploring their dreams. Lost in their imagination, Toto and Gal must solve puzzles to journey back home. It's a point-and-click adventure inspired in style by Gravity Falls, Hilda, and Over the Garden Wall. The play combines point-and-click item collecting and puzzle solving along with neat minigames. It stands out from the quality of characters, puzzles and storytelling.

Play involves guiding the brother and sister through the world, interacting with objects, talking to people and collecting useful items. You soon discover not all is as it seems. You explore the enchanted forest of a horned beast, start a rebellion in a goblin village, and help a team of frogs free a sword from a stone. There's the usual point-and-click collection, inventory management and use of objects to progress through the world. But there are also more classic puzzles to solve. These grow from simple lock challenges to 30 fully-fledged mini-games. Play cards with goblins, build a dragon and teach a sheep how to fly.

The result is an Alice in Wonderland world to adventure in with hearty sibling rivalry and teamwork. It's a lovely story that engages players as much through interactions and characters as with cut scenes. Ideal to play with all the family on a Sunday afternoon.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Lost In Play 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated yesterday.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete. You could finish the game in as little as 3.5 hours.

BenefitsBenefits

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. Some scenes feature mildly scary moments, such as being chased by monsters and characters with red eyes. These may frighten younger players. The game is cartoon-like in nature and features infrequent cartoon-like violence towards human and fantasy characters. When characters are hit, there are unrealistic reactions, such as stars swirling around heads.

There is one scene where you construct a magic spell to conjure an image of yourself and trap a monster. It's light-hearted but does have silhouettes of heads on spikes in the background. This all clearly happens in the imagination.

There is an image of a child playing in a washing machine as part of the end credits of the game.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The story book narrative and aesthetic make this attractive to younger players. Although there are some challenges in the mini-games and adventure it's a game that works well for youngsters.

CostsCosts

Lost In Play usually costs £6.49 to £11.99.
 

Lost In Play

Steam Store PC £11.99
Switch Store Switch £7.19
App Store iOS £6.99
Android Store Android £6.49
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
On mobile you can try the first levels for free, than make a single in-game purchase to buy the rest of the game. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/08/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Happy Juice Games (@HappyJuiceGames)


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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