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Pony Island (2016) is an adventure game where you are trapped in a computer by the Devil. You need to crash the computer to escape and stumble upon the Pony Island game that appears unstable. As you hack away at the game you uncover its corrupted code and your task is to access Pony Island's internal programming and save your (and others) souls.

Play starts as a simple galloping and jumping challenge, but as the game crashes it turns into a point-and-click style adventure. This involves dragging and manipulating what look like lines of computer code and symbols around to solve puzzles.

This will either bypass any "corruptions" in the game or enable you to cheat a level. Between these puzzles, you are returned to different forms of the Pony Island game, which becomes like an endless-runner challenge of jumping and shooting to avoid dying.

The result is a curious game with an unusual premise. It challenges the player both in terms of logic and what they expect a video game to be. The game within a game idea lets the experience play with how much control you have. It can take away your ability to pause or some of your controls which is both unsettling and intriguing.

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

This is a Brain Game and Narrative game with Platform, Point-and-Click and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

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

The game is flagged as Psychological Horror. It is described as being forced to play along with The Devil's demented game of ponies. The Devil insults you when you succeed.


Pony Island usually costs £4.29.

Pony Island

Steam Store PC £4.29
Steam Store Mac £4.29
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/01/2016

Out Now: Mac and PC

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative (Platform, Point-and-Click and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: D Mullins Games (@DMullinsGames)

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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