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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Ord (2019) is an unusual text adventure, rather than one grand story, you embark on a series of distinct quests. Whether it's defeating an evil warlock or creating your own world as a god, Ord tells stories through a simple series of words and word associations that respond to your choices with evocative fast-paced narratives.

The game offers four adventures that you chip away at by making super-simple decisions one at a time. Each time you do, the game presents the next descriptive words and choice. The challenge is to get to the end without dying. The end of the game depends on the choices you have made during your playthrough. Each time you die you simply go back to the beginning and start again.

You slowly learn the right choices to make and the position of different elements in the world. It's like a text-adventure mixed with pelmanism with a dash of WarioWare and is a lot of fun regardless of reading ability.

It's a super light-touch adventure game. But although it's just text, it is beautifully presented and each tap creates a musical accompaniment.

Ord is planned for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch in the future, although we are awaiting a firm date.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Ord 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated yesterday.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Role-Play game with Adventure elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 45 minutes and 1 and a half hours to complete. Each of the four adventures varies in length (45-90mins) depending on the player and the choices they make. Even if you do finish an adventure quickly, most players will revisit for another go to see other outcomes.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The text based nature of the game does make it better for older children. But anyone who connects to the unusual way of presenting a game world can enjoy this. You need to understand and interpret the words as well as make instinctual leaps about your word choices.

CostsCosts

Ord usually costs £1.69.
 

Ord

Steam Store PC £1.69
Steam Store Mac £1.69
Android Store Android Free Free

Google Play Pass

XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/06/2019, updated in 2020

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

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Role-Play and Adventure

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Text

Developer: Joni Tweets Games (@JoniTweetsGames)


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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