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Upheaval (2022) is a narrative game where you have 30 days in a village before a wizard arrives. In those days, you can stir up chaos, lay low, go adventuring or do countless other activities. With over 5000 possible endings, it stands out for the sheer freedom you have to craft your own fantasy adventure.

At the start of the game, you arrive at a small town in the middle of the wilderness. In 30 days, a bandit-hating wizard will arrive in town. What happens when they get there depends on what you've done with those 30 days. It's entirely up to you; you can set out into the countryside and encounter mysterious wraiths and curses, stay in the village and stir up discontent between rival factions, or go treasure hunting for valuable artefacts. Your actions have intended and unintended consequences both before and during the wizard's visit.

You play by selecting from different textual options. Decisions to perform activities use up a related amount of your (or other character's) time. These consequences and outcomes are depicted with visuals supported by full-text descriptions. This not only makes it approachable for new gamers, but the PC terminal version of the game supports screen readers lets blind and low-vision players play.

The result is a game that invites experimentation with decisions and consequences. But more than this it offers a novel way for players to craft fantasy stories over and over again. Each run is a chance to experiment with different choices and see where you end up. Discovering new plot twists and developments as you play makes for an engaging personalised tale.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Upheaval 5 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 1 and a half hours to complete. While each playthrough only lasts about an hour, to discover everything would take multiple playthroughs and so the time to complete the game fully would be much longer.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The text is all relatively straightforward and can be enjoyed by most children and adults alike. There are no right or wrong choices as every action leads to a different ending.



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

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/10/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: Android, Mac and PC

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Point-and-Click

Accessibility: 27 features

Components: Day and Night and Text

Developer: Alex Leone Games (@AlexLeoneGames)

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