Storm Boy: The Game
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About this game
Developer: Blowfish Studios
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Based on Colin Thiele's 1964 children’s book of the same name, Storm Boy takes place on the beaches of South Australia near the mouth of the Murray River, where the titular protagonist rescues orphaned pelican chicks, one of whom later becomes the child’s pet and faithful companion, Mr. Percival.
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An oh, if you’ve for some reason got the impression that this game will appeal only to the Australian audience or those who had read the book, you’re mistaken. This game, or, rather, the interactive storybook is for all those who were touched by the natural world around us and changed for the better. Luckily it’s done for all relevant gaming platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.
I appreciate what Storm Boy: The Game is trying to do here. It really does feel like the developers lovingly attempted to bring the book to an unexpected format. The story manages to hold up despite a poor telling, but beautiful graphics can’t excuse the minimal gameplay Ultimately you have an adaption that’s hard to recommend. I’d suggest just reading the book instead.
This is the perfect game to perhaps play with your young child before bedtime, as it's got great lessons to teach and some simple but fun exercises to enjoy, all wrapped up in a bow with a lovely little soundtrack and visual style. That said, it's still very short and might not be one to try on your own unless you really love pelicans and want something to keep you entertained for a bus ride (and a short one at that).