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Screenbound is a simple running and jumping game but your character is also playing a game on their GameBoy. Play involves the usual platforming jumps, stomping, shooting and collecting but you control both worlds simultaneously: the main 3D world and a 2D world on the GameBoy. It stands out for this combination of perspectives and interrelated worlds to traverse.

It's a game that mimics the distracted approach to media that many young people enjoy; watching something on a big screen while playing something on a small screen in front of them. Here though, the two are related, so you have to pay close attention to both to succeed.

Play is the usual kind of platform challenge. Difficult jumps to make. Enemies to stomp on. Jump pads to get you higher up. But all the time you move around to progress the main game your movement is also mirrored on the small screen. Sometimes the two worlds look similar with slight differences. Other times, they are two entirely separate worlds.

The result is a platform game that leans into the puzzling challenge of dealing with two worlds at the same time. It's fun to play, but it also brings up interesting ideas about distraction and playing games within games.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Screenbound 5 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Platform game with Adventure, Shooting and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to move around the world and deal with controlling two characters at the same time.

CostsCosts

Screenbound

Steam Store PC -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Platform (Adventure, Shooting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, 3D First-Person and Cartoon

Developer: CM Games (@CM_Games)


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