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The Cost of Recovery is a narrative adventure where you play as four different people, one of whom has a stroke. How this impacts each of them is experienced first-hand. Can they all get through this together or will everything start to fall apart?

You play Abigail, Noah, Hailey, and Liam and explore the world with puzzle-solving, talking to other characters and small contextual games that reflect their emotional and mental state.

It creates a mature, personal, and nuanced story that digs into our internal conflicts when life falls apart.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Cost of Recovery 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
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This is a Communication and Narrative game with Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete. The game is designed to last about two play sessions.

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Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

Although there isn't any graphic violence or sexual content, the game addresses mature themes that involve life threatening illnesses. Parents and carers may want to play this first, before playing with a child.


The Cost of Recovery

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

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC and Switch

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 35 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Off The Btn Track (@OffTheBtnTrack)

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