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Chants of Sennaar (2023) is a traversal and translation puzzle where you play a traveller called to reunite the Peoples of the Tower who are unable to communicate with each other. Play involves exploring the cell-shaded world to decipher the glyph-based puzzles and build your knowledge of its language. In this way, it gets you to slowly translate these unfamiliar letters and put them together to understand how to help the people you meet.

Divided since the dawn of time, the People of the Tower no longer speak to each other. But it is said that one day, a Traveler will find the wisdom to break down the walls and restore the Balance. Inspired by the story of the Tower of Babel, it's a game about observation, listening, and deciphering ancient languages.

You move around the world and work with the glyphs you find to solve puzzles that let you progress. As you do you make notes about what you think each letter means. In turn, this opens the door to communicating with the locals who need help - once you can understand what they are asking.

The result is a streamlined challenge where observation and translation are as important as quick thinking or fast reactions. By the end, you have not only travelled the endless steps of the prodigious labyrinth but uncovered an ominous truth that unveils the mysteries of this fascinating universe where ancient languages are both the lock and the key.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Chants of Sennaar 14 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 4 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure, Brain Game and Communication game with Narrative, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Sequencing, Simulation and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 13 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear, Mild Violence, Implied Violence.

Skill Level

9+ 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 good attention to detail and a systematic approach to problem-solving. Players need to get around the world, but also make connections between the language and the symbols they find.

CostsCosts

Chants of Sennaar usually costs £15.74 to £17.99.
 

Chants of Sennaar

XBox Store Xbox One £15.74 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC £17.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Switch Store Switch £15.98
Steam Store PC £17.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
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.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/09/2023, updated in 2024

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game, Communication (Narrative, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Sequencing, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 26 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Run Disc (@RunDisc_)


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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