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Play OverviewPlay Overview

There Is No Game (2020) is a comedic adventure with a strange twist. From the outset, the game’s narrator insists that there is no game to play. As you inevitably ignore his instruction you go on a journey through silly and unexpected video game universes.

The achievement is more than comedy though, as you move from suspicion and concern of the game’s creator to working with them. The main action is of the point-and-click form — where you select where to go on the screen by clicking, as well as manipulating and collecting items.

It’s a challenge to your resilience. To keep going when you are told not to. But also the puzzles are often complex and require “outside the box” thinking to solve. The result is a game that is as much fun to share and talk about after playing it as it is to play in the first place. Although, like any good piece of media, to talk about it too much is to spoil the joy of its twists and turns.

This is the fully-fledged version of the original There Is No Game which was just 15 minutes long and won the 2015 Newgrounds Construct Jam competition under the contest theme of deception. There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension (originally There Is No Game 2) follows up and expands on ideas of that short idea after it went viral and was downloaded by over 1 million people.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked There Is No Game 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

DurationDuration

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated IGEA G.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Along with some good observation and puzzle solving, younger players need to be able to appreciate the irony of the game, claiming there is no game. Once in on the joke, young players often enjoy not only playing the game but sharing the unusual nature of it with friends.

CostsCosts

There Is No Game usually costs £10.29.
 

There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension

Steam Store PC £10.29
Steam Store Mac £10.29

There Is No Game

Android Store Android Free Free

Google Play Pass

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

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/10/2020

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle and Narrative

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: There Is No Game (@ThereIsNoGame)


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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