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Gnog (2017) is a puzzle game where you explore whimsical monster heads to interact and uncover the secret worlds inside them. To play you use the mouse or controller to grab, poke, spin, pull, and push each charming contraption.

It's a playful puzzle game about exploring monstrous virtual toys. Inspired by real-world toy designs each level hides within it layers of discovery. Grab a bookcase and spin it to reveal a hidden pile of coins, slide levers to navigate a damaged ship through outer space, crank a wheel to cook a stew on the stove.

As you progress, each interaction responds with lively feedback and surprising consequences. It's all accompanied with a relaxing and dynamic soundtrack that evolves with each level. You have to figure out what to do by experimenting but this is part of the joy of discovery.

The result is a weird and wonderful game that offers a combination of puzzle and narrative. As you uncover the worlds inside each monster you discover intricate and uplifting designs.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Gnog 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 20 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Puzzle game with Narrative and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 5 hours to complete. The large range of playtimes come from the different approaches players take to progressing and how quickly they discover the secrets.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for violence.

There is occasionally moments of violence when the characters you meet are hit or electrocuted. Still, this is not realistic.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players either need to enjoy just playing around with each level, or need to attention and patience to work out what they need to do without guidance.


Gnog usually costs £8.50.


Steam Store PC £8.50
Steam Store Mac £8.50
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/05/2017

Out Now: Oculus, PC, PS4 and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle (Narrative and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Ko Op Mode (@KoOpMode)

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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