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Mail Time (2023) is a running and jumping adventure where you play a novice Mail Scout on their first delivery. With only a name to identify the recipient, you explore the wild Grumblewood Grove, helping the animal inhabitants in exchange for clues. While the end goal is set, how you approach it, where you go, who you talk to and what you do, are all up to you. It stands out for its escalating treasure hunt that drives exploration of the cosy autumn forest and the people who live there.

You play a fresh-faced Mail Scout, newly moved to the magical Grumblewood Grove, home to countless anthropomorphic animal inhabitants. Your task seems simple: deliver your first letter. However, it's addressed only to "Greg". To locate and deliver the letter, you ask the people you meet in the swampy marshlands, verdant meadows and trunks of huge trees. Though cartoon cut-scenes they furnish you not only with information about Greg but their own letters for you to deliver.

As you progress your treasure hunt, you run, jump, and glide across the peaceful grove with your trusty bee companion, searching for clues that can help you puzzle out Greg's identity and whereabouts. There's no damage or violence in the game, and the world is fully open from the start, meaning you can go anywhere and talk to anyone you meet.

The result is a fantastical fairy-tale adventure that gives you the freedom to play how you want; explore, befriend, and discover the secrets of the ancient woods. It's simple to pick up and play, with no penalties for failing and no time limits, so everyone, from young children to teens and parents, can have fun playing.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Mail Time 15 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure, Communication and Traversal game with Platform, Puzzle and Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Some of the platforming parts can be tricky, and you need patience and determination to be able to locate everyone you deliver letters to, but there's no penalty for failure and no violence or need for quick reactions or reflexes.

CostsCosts

Mail Time usually costs £16.75.
 

Mail Time

Steam Store PC £16.75
Steam Store Mac £16.75
PlayStation Store PS5 -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/04/2023

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Communication, Traversal (Platform, Puzzle and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 29 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World

Developer: Kela Makes Games (@KelaMakesGames)


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