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Play OverviewPlay Overview

The Baby in Yellow (2023) is a life simulation babysitting game where you have to look after a baby with demonic powers. Play starts with feeding and reading to the baby, but things soon become more challenging as the child starts to try and take over control. It's a clever twist on the escape room challenge with the creepy baby making things feel edgy.

The Baby In Yellow is a game that started as a web game inspired by the book of short stories The King in Yellow by Robert Chambers. It's a tongue-in-cheek horror game where you must look after a suspicious baby and survive his attempts to take control. As you progress through each of the chapters, you must placate the child by keeping him well-fed, clean and most importantly, entertained.

What emerges from the unusual premise is a well-made puzzle game where you need to find and use items to progress. In one example you need to find film for a camera, put it in the camera to take a picture. You then need to use the darkroom and chemicals to develop the photograph to progress to the next room.

The result is a game that requires not only nerves of steel but a clear head for the intricate and well-made logic puzzles.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Baby in Yellow 4 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 1 and a half hours to complete. To see all the endings requires multiple play-throughs.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate violence, Horror.

The violence revolves around the scary baby. It rotates its head 360 degrees like in horror films and has demonic-looking eyes. The way you treat the baby is also disturbing: it gets flung around like a rag-doll in different situations.

In addition to the visual violence and horror jump-scares the game also includes some creepy writing. "Come join me in my dreams, stay forever in my head," the child taunts. "Feed the baby you monster," you are told while playing.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

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. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to be able to stay focused on the puzzles while the horror aspects of the game try to distract you. Logical thinking and problem-solving are also helpful for this game

CostsCosts

The Baby in Yellow usually costs £0 to £7.49. 

The Baby in Yellow

Steam Store PC £7.49
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
 
Free on mobile with adverts. You can pay to remove the adverts. There are web versions of this game you play in the browser, that are simpler and not as well developed. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/05/2023

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Team Terrible Dev (@TeamTerribleDev)


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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