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Lost Words: Beyond the Page (2019) is an adventure game where you run, jump and explore inside a young girl’s diary. You control Izzy as she writes her diary by walking on words, moving them around and solving different puzzles. This develops two parallel stories, one about Izzy in the real world and one about the character in a fantasy world of Estoria that offers more traditional video game running and jumping.

It starts as this simple platforming game but adds narrative weight when Izzy's grandmother is taken ill and then passes away. Experiencing this story by interacting with the words and pages that are telling it is a unique and tender way to deal with the themes here. The parallel story in Estoria offers a chance to relieve the tension while also offering a helpful parallel.

While not everyone will connect with the characters or the narration here, for those that do this is a lovely and unusual experience. Particularly for younger players, it's a gentle way to engage in a difficult subject.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Lost Words: Beyond the Page 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. At one point in the game, the protagonist's village gets attacked and goes up in flames. The player encounters a menacing dragon accompanied by threatening sound effects. This can be scary for younger children.

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

CostsCosts

Lost Words: Beyond the Page usually costs £11.99. 

Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Steam StoreSALE PC £11.99 £4.79 until 27/05/2024
Steam StoreSALE PC £11.99 £4.79 until 27/05/2024
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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/12/2019, updated in 2021

Price: 60% off

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

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle (Narrative and Platform)

Accessibility: 27 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

Developer: Games Sketchbook (@GamesSketchbook)


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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