Gorogoa is a puzzle video game developed by Jason Roberts and published by Annapurna Interactive. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, and iOS on 14 December 2017, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March 2018, and shortly thereafter an Android and Kindle Fire release.
Gorogoa has the player manipulate images placed in a two-by-two grid, exploring within each image as well as placing or stacking images relative to others, to solve puzzles. Through the puzzles, the player guides a boy as they encounter a strange monster among a landscape that becomes war-ravaged and then rebuilt, with the boy growing older and ends up an old man reflecting on his past. The game, solely developed by Roberts, started as a failed attempt at an interactive graphics novel, and took nearly six years to complete.
In Gorogoa players are presented with up to four images in a two-by-two grid. Most images can be manipulated on their own, such as zooming in or out from the image, or panning across the image. The player can also move the image to any of the other grid spaces. In some cases, the image presents a hole such as a doorway, so when moved onto a different image, the moved image becomes a mask to cover the existing image, creating a new image. Through this method, the player must stack, combine, and explore each image to find a connection between them in order to advance and open new areas.Players are not guided through the process, as the game contains no language, and must work out what they need to do to finish each level, though when the player has successfully completed a connection, the images will briefly animate on their own, showcasing their result to the player.
💎 Developer: Jason Roberts
💎 Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
💎 Composer: Joel Corelitz
💎 Genre: Puzzle
💎 Platform: PC - PS4 - Xbox One - Nintendo Switch - iOS - Android
💎 Mode: Single-player
💻 PC Requirements:
🔘 OS: Windows® XP
🔘 CPU: Intel® 1 GHz or AMD® 1 GHz
🔘 Graphic: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6500 or AMD® Radeon™ X1300
🔘 RAM: 1GB
🔘 HDD: 1GB
🔘 Others: DX 10