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My Little Universe (2021) is a world-building adventure game where you are stranded on a barren moon with a set of tools. You collect resources and build habitation to incrementally improve life on your lonely planet. It's a simplified exploration and strategy game where you always know what to do next as you incrementally create a surprisingly sophisticated ecosystem.

It's a game that became hugely popular on smartphones for its cute visuals, super simple controls and always-one-more-thing-to-collect linear progression. You work through nine mythical and alien-inspired worlds filled with things to discover and over 70 types of resources to collect. Play involves collecting, mining, crafting, logging, digging, smelting and even a little gardening.

As you progress you claim more land and gain better kit and abilities. But you also soon come up against challenges that need specific tools. While you start with a pickaxe you need to gain materials to craft a sharp sword, sturdy axe and all manner of armour.

The result is a game about incremental busy work that steadily gets you to your goal. Players enjoy the cosy atmosphere, music, and visuals that lean into the Animal Crossing aesthetic.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked My Little Universe 10 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Strategy and World Building game with Adventure, Battle, Collecting and Fighting elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Invite up to three of your friends to join you in the split-screen local co-op mode.

You can play this game in the following styles:


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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Violence.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to get around the world and work at collecting resources. There are choices about when and how to progress but you don't need to worry about being perfectly efficient. Controls are also super simple just needing to direct your character with a single stick.


My Little Universe usually costs £12.79. 

My Little Universe

Steam StoreSALE PC £12.79 £6.39 until 25/07/2024
Switch Store Switch -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
On Android and iPhone you can pay to remove the adverts. You can also purchase packs of tickets to speed your progress as well as packs of cosmetic items that range from £0.99 to £51.99 per item. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/08/2021, updated in 2023

Price: 50% off

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Strategy, World Building (Adventure, Battle, Collecting and Fighting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks, Cartoon and Grid

Developer: Estoty Games (@EstotyGames)

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