How does your child play this? Alone, with friends, with family? How did they discover it and what kept them coming back for more?
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The game is deceptive. At first, it almost looks like the graphics are broken. But as you play and explore a few times you discover that every piece of the experience is there intentionally. Interpreting and reflecting on the short game is as much fun as playing it - particularly in groups.
The game sparked an emotional response when it was first released, paving the way for other games like Minecraft. It has been played in a wide variety of cultural settings, even used in church services.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Passage 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 months ago.
6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although you can play this from a very young age because of the short length and simple movement, to get the most from the game you need to understand the life-stages metaphor.
Our Game Pathways reveal how 10-year-olds play this game:
- 10-year-old: Back To Basics
You can only play this on older systems (Web Browser) but can usually find it second hand on eBay.
Free via passage.toolness.org.