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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Wandersong (2018) is an adventure where you play a bard on a quest to gather parts of a song. Uniquely, you interact with the environment and inhabitants by singing with one of the direction sticks. It stands out not only for its start of love and loss but for how you essentially play a walking musical instrument that makes sounds to solve puzzles.

You travel the world with a witch named Miriam and help the friends you make at each new location. It plays like a side-on running and jumping game but you use your musical abilities to solve puzzles. It sounds complex but is actually really simple, you just move your stick to the different coloured portions of the song wheel for each of the notes in an octave. As you sing the world around you responds and events to occur in the environment.

As you progress you learn not only to make music but to match the tunes you hear around you. Like a rhythm game, this offers new ways to solve puzzles and move through the world. In this way, you steadily gather all the pieces of the Earthsong that enables the universe to be saved.

The result is a novel game match by a lively world full of interesting people to meet: townsfolk, grandparents, lumberjacks, doctors and your reluctant, grumpy witch companion, Miriam. It all works together to build playful relationships with a surprisingly deep story. It's a game about community relationships rather than one heroic individual.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Wandersong 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and Traversal game with Action, Brain Game, Communication, Platform, Puzzle and Rhythm elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 12 hours to complete. It will take 10 hours to get through the main story, although those who play more slowly and want to find everything will extend this by a couple of hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Violence.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need some skill to move around and use the second stick to sing different notes. You also need to pay attention to what's happening to work out what to do next.

CostsCosts

Wandersong usually costs £15.99 to £17.99.
 

Wandersong

Switch Store Switch £17.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Steam Store PC -
App Store Mac -

Wandersong

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/09/2018, updated in 2019

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Sequencing, Traversal (Action, Brain Game, Communication, Platform, Puzzle and Rhythm)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Greg Wishes (@Greg_Wishes)


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