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Bug & Seek (2023) is a bug-catching adventure where you explore the land to collect and document the creatures you find. Play involves catching bugs, selling bugs for your Insectarium and bringing life back to your town. It stands out for its inviting web of discovery where there are no wrong choices, no energy levels to deplete and all the time you need to complete quests.

You've just spent the last of your life savings on an abandoned Insectarium bug museum. You must now work at the museum to fill orders, build your collection, and upgrade your equipment to find new, undiscovered creatures. You explore the habitats to find different insects: meadows, deserts, forests, wetlands, beaches, urban environments, and caves.

As you progress you become a master bug hunter. This involves levelling up your bug-catching skills, getting better equipment and expanding your Insectarium. Along the way you meet the locals to complete quests and discover who stole all the insects from the Insectarium.

The result is a game packed with over 175 real-life bugs, ranging from common insects to some of the world's most rare and valuable insects. It doesn't take itself too seriously which makes it an inviting challenge for anyone with even a passing interest in insects.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Bug & Seek 3 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Collecting game with Simulation and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.


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

5+ 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 be able to get around the map and have some resilience to keep on with the collecting. Some reading does help, although not essential.


Bug & Seek usually costs £12.79.

Bug & Seek

Steam Store PC £12.79
Steam Store Mac £12.79
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.
You can purchase 20 new isopods to discover and catch and a new mastery category to level up. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/12/2023

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Collecting (Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 29 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Open World and Pixels

Developer: So Peculiar Games (@SoPeculiarGames)

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