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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Holovista (2020) is an adventure game where you play by taking and sharing photographs. You play as Carmen an up-and-coming architect who is tasked to live in and take photographs at a mysterious mansion. Your job is to take photographs of specific objects and post some to the in-game social media feed, where Carmen’s friends comment and post their updates. Additionally, you will talk with other characters through the in-game messaging system.

In doing this you help Carmen solve the mysteries of the mansion, learn about herself, and build on her relationships with her friends and family. Almost no part of the gameplay is timed or limited, so you can revisit locations, social media posts, and messages. The story and events quickly grow serious and address topics around mental health, death, and religion, among others.

You can revisit rooms after taking the required photographs to find additional objects. Finding all the objects in a room before advancing the story will allow access to private social media posts Carmen creates for herself.

Our examiner, Justin Toma, first checked HoloVista 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Traversal game with Adventure and Narrative elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete. HoloVista takes place over five days. Each day can take around one hour to complete with the later days taking a bit more time.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

Not rated by PEGI or ESRB. But rated 12+ in the Apple App Store for Mild Horror/Fear and Mature/Suggestive Themes. Profanity or Crude Humor. Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References.

In addition to the rating, given much of the topics presented and addressed in the game, parents may want to reference the Content Warning section in game or on the developer website.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to be able to move around the game spaces and observe what you find in good detail. Finding the required photos takes patience and persistence. To follow the story players need to interpret what they find in the world and its implications.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 11/09/2020

Out Now: iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Traversal (Adventure and Narrative)

Accessibility: 13 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Aconite Co (@AconiteCo)


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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