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PokeyPoke is a retro running and jumping game where you use a bendy spear to acrobat your way around the world. It sounds complex and awkward but once the simple controls are mastered you can move fluidly through the levels.

Play involves using your abilities to cling, bounce and plant your spear in walls to traverse dangerous levels. Part climbing, part acrobatics, it's a tough challenge where you fail and die and try again repeatedly. The star of the game is the cleverly modelled uses of the spear. Whether embedding in a wall to gain purchase or pulling it back to then propel yourself into the air, it offers a uniquely expressive and satisfying way to get around.

Unlike other games, that steadily give you more abilities and powers, PokeyPoke keeps things focused on what you start with. There are no power-ups, warp gates, monsters or skill trees. Just you, your spear and each testing level. The first challenge is getting through a level safely, but then you can try again to collect all the tantalisingly out of reach gems along the way.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked PokeyPoke 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 17 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Platform and Traversal game with Action and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

PokeyPoke

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

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform, Traversal (Action and Simulation)

Accessibility: 44 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Shaun Spalding (@ShaunSpalding)


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