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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Wayfinder (2021) is a meditative adventure where you explore the wild to reconnect with nature and create poems. As you travel through the world, the seasons change to reveal words to collect that form unique miniature poems. It's a short game that stands out for its simple invitation to slow down and appreciate the beauty of the world.

You play a small character who wants to restore nature by reconnecting it with the outside world. To do this, you search for tokens that reveal words and then combine them to make a poem. As you collect more of these, the trees start to bloom, birds chirp, and flowers blossom. Seasons change and you gradually heal your bond to nature and, by extension, nature itself.

The world is generated randomly each time you play, and the poem stanzas are created using the Chat-GPT artificial intelligence system, so you can play over and over and have a completely new adventure each time, discovering lakes, forests, and grasslands.

The result is a game that blurs the line between game and poetic animation, inviting you to step into a world all too often disconnected from the rush of everyday life.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Wayfinder 7 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure game with Narrative, Simulation, Traversal and World Building elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to complete. Each time you play, the world you explore and the poems you find are different, so you can play multiple times and have a different experience each time.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Rated 4+ on the Apple App Store.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Because there is no winning and losing, any player who is inquisitive and likes exploring can have a good time with this. Older players will have more appreciation and engagement with the poems that are created as you play.

CostsCosts

Wayfinder

Web Free
App Store iOS Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 08/12/2021

Price: Free

Out Now: Web and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure (Narrative, Simulation, Traversal and World Building)

Accessibility: 22 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon, Open World and Weather

Developer: Matt Des L (@MattDesL)


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