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Florence (2018) is a puzzle game that tells the story of a relationship. It follows the usual stages of loneliness, meeting, dating, falling for and moving in with another person. At first, the puzzle interactions seem trivial and the game doesn’t change depending on how well we do. But each puzzle is cleverly designed to reflect the story. Sometimes easy, when the relationship is going well; sometimes almost impossible, when the couple is struggling.

These interactions transform the emotional quality of the game and implicate us in what unfolds. It’s hand-drawn and full of whimsy but powerfully clears emotional space to consider the commitments, choices and priorities of relationships in our lives.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Florence 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative game with Adventure and Communication elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 2 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3 with Sexual Innuendo.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. It's a slow game (that's almost not a game). You need to have the skill of interpreting what's happening on the screen and relating that to the story. Not so much so you can progress, but so the emotions of the game make sense.

CostsCosts

Florence usually costs £1.79 to £4.79.
 

Florence

Steam Store PC £4.79
Switch Store Switch £1.79
Steam Store Mac £4.79
App Store iOS £2.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/02/2018, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative (Adventure and Communication)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Mountains Games (@MountainsGames)


 

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