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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Wytchwood (2021) is an adventure in a land of gothic fables and fairytales. You are an old witch of the woods and must explore the countryside, collect magical ingredients and brew enchantments. That much is relatively common, here though, your role is to pass judgement upon a capricious cast of characters and creatures.

Play involves gathering, collecting, growing and crafting ingredients for your potions: toxic toadstools, eye of newt and bottled fear. You then research and concoct spells to enact on the populace.

You explore the allegorical world of tall tales, colourful personas and fantastical narratives. As you progress you are pushed to make judgments about your fellow inhabitants. Who deserves forgiveness and who punishment. After all, how will they ever learn if you don’t teach them the moral of the story?

The forest in which you live is always changing with new characters to meet and stories to discover. The result is an unusual game that challenges assumptions of who deserves justice, particularly in the familiar tales that crop up with unexpected endings.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Wytchwood 2 years 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 Strategy game with Narrative and Role-Play 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 Advice for use of bad language ('bloody'). The game also features moments in which the player's character is attacked by small creatures. The player's character blinks when hit, while the small creatures explode into materials when defeated. The violence is mild and unrealistic and doesn't involve visible harm.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Alcohol Reference, Mild Blood, Mild Language, Fantasy Violence, Crude Humor.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger children will enjoy the fairytale aspect here, but pre-teens are better place to understand the justice and subversive aspect of the game.

CostsCosts

Wytchwood usually costs £3.89 to £16.74.
 

Wytchwood

Switch Store Switch £14.99
Steam Store PC £15.49
Steam Store Mac £15.49
PlayStation Store PS5 £14.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £13.99
App Store iOS £4.99

Wytchwood

XBox Store Xbox X|S £16.74
XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
Android Store Android £3.89
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/12/2021, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Strategy (Narrative and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 43 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Hand-Made and Open World

Developer: Alientrap Games (@AlientrapGames)


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