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Hoa (2021) is an adventure game where you walk and jump through a hand-painted world as the mysterious main character. You solve environmental puzzles and meet magical creatures while trying to find your way back home. It's unusual because of its handcrafted visuals and design that creates a warm and surprisingly relaxing experience.

Play involves jumping and running to bring life back to the world. You discover the world and meet friends as you piece together who you are and where you need to go. Some will find the narrative overly simple, but for younger players, it's a perfect bedtime story.

As you progress you can gain abilities from collecting butterflies. This lets you jump and run to parts of the game you couldn't previously reach. There are puzzles, but these aren't likely to mean you get stuck. The game leads you through every moment.

Made by a Vietnamese studio, the title of this game means "Flower" in Vietnamese. The look and sound of the game is inspired by the wonders of nature and by the animated style of Studio Ghibli films. It is designed to be a cute, peaceful and relaxing experience. It's unusual both for its aesthetic and the journey you take back to the start of the story.

Our examiner, Goran Wallgren, first checked Hoa 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Platform game with Narrative and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You can explore and enjoy the levels from a young age, but to progress requires well-timed jumps and some light puzzle solving.

CostsCosts

Hoa usually costs £3.39 to £11.39.
 

HOARD

Steam Store PC £3.39
Steam Store Mac £3.39

Hoa

Steam Store PC £11.39
Steam Store Mac £11.39
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
XBox Store Xbox One -

Hoards of Glory

Steam Store PC £3.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/08/2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Platform (Narrative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 17 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Hoa The Game (@HoaTheGame)


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