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===Good===
 
===Good===
* The game is nicely weird.
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* The game is nicely weird. For example, you get to poop the kids out of a sphincter.
 
* The little white "kids" are well-drawn and smoothly animated.
 
* The little white "kids" are well-drawn and smoothly animated.
 
* The ambient sound fits the surreal game and the spoken dialogue sounds good.
 
* The ambient sound fits the surreal game and the spoken dialogue sounds good.
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* There is something oddly satisfying about all the footsteps stomping around and the hands clapping in order.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* Most of the puzzles are just rehashes of existing puzzles with tiny variations.
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* Although there are over a dozen scenes, many of them are just rehashes of existing puzzles with tiny variations. The puzzles aren't very taxing either, so it's less a puzzle game and more of a artistic toy.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===

Latest revision as of 09:53, 30 June 2020

Steam trailer.

Kids is a casual puzzle video game developed and published by Playables on 2019-05-28 for Android, iOS, Linux, Macintosh, and Windows. The game centers around a crowd of white featureless "kids" whose movements you are able to influence to some degree. In each scene you have to get them to do something like fall into a pit, clap their hands, or make their way through intestines.

Personal

I bought this game as part of the Bundle For Racial Justice and Equality. It looked fairly interesting from the trailer, so I installed it and beat it in about 15 minutes on 2020-06-29.

Status

I own a digital copy of this game and have beaten it.

Review

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4 5 5 4 1

Best Version: Windows

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The game is nicely weird. For example, you get to poop the kids out of a sphincter.
  • The little white "kids" are well-drawn and smoothly animated.
  • The ambient sound fits the surreal game and the spoken dialogue sounds good.
  • There is something oddly satisfying about all the footsteps stomping around and the hands clapping in order.

Bad

  • Although there are over a dozen scenes, many of them are just rehashes of existing puzzles with tiny variations. The puzzles aren't very taxing either, so it's less a puzzle game and more of a artistic toy.

Ugly

  • With game play topping out at about 15 minutes, and much of it just being variations on a theme, there just isn't enough enjoyment to be had.

Media

Images

Videos

Trailer.
Longplay - Windows.

Links

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