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Unmaze (2021) is a mix of puzzle game and graphic novel. Inspired by the myth of the Minotaur, you help Asterion and Theseus to guide them out of the maze. However, you can only help one at a time. Using the phone's camera the game lets you help Asterion when you are in the dark in the real world, and Thesus when you are in the light. The more you help one, the more the other gets lost.

Play involves choosing responses to questions the characters ask and then tapping the path for them to explore in the maze. You can switch between who you help by moving from light to dark in the real world.

It's a system that was used in a Gameboy Advance game Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand. But rather than recharging in-game energy with a real-world daylight sensor, light is used here as a choice of who to help.

As you decide how to help the characters, as well as how much time to spend with each one, the story unfolds in a unique way. At the end of each day you see how you have tipped the balance from light to dark or vice versa.

It's an unusual way to play a game, but more than a novelty the mechanic underlines the beautiful and cruel outcomes from limited means and unintended consequences. Unmaze is an immersive tale on the moral outlook and the complexity of the human soul.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Unmaze 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Brain Game game with Narrative, Puzzle and Simulation 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 12 for Moderate Violence, Mild Swearing.

Skill Level

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

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
You can try the game for free then unlock the full game with an in-app purchase. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/06/2021

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game (Narrative, Puzzle and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Day and Night

Developer: ARTE Interactif (@ARTE_Interactif)


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