Woven: Stitched Together With The Whole Family In Mind!

I remember when Alterego Games put Woven onto Kickstarter in 2016 – the game looked promisingly adorable even then and although the kickstarting goal wasn’t reached I wondered often how such a game, such a vivid world would play. Well, now I don’t have to wonder anymore as we are ready to knit together our Woven review adventure now available on Steam!

WHAT IS WOVEN?

Woven is an adventure puzzler that you journey through as a cute, clumsy stuffed animal named Stuffy who befriends a metal firefly buddy named Glitch. With Glitch, you soon learn about secret caves and lost memories quickly realizing that the name of the game is to unravel the mystery of your past.

The land textures are vibrant and charming, all sewn together with a rhyming narrative. Blueprints are the focus of your attention as you come to understand that you can knit, dye, sew and craft Stuffy to take on the form of other animals who come with special abilities required to pass the next puzzle. These connections alone weave an enchanting story but its the collection of colors, textures, and patterns that add some “catch em all” excitement,  followed by the world that offers you a cozy blanket (quite literally) in all it’s fabric glory to wrap your imagination up in leaving a charming impression.

Stuffy himself also tugs at your heartstrings. The way he looks up at your camera when you accidentally turn the wrong way, or the way he watches Glitch sleepily as he dawdles along never in a hurry.

WHO IS WOVEN FOR?

I found myself smiling without even realizing it, just click pointing away to maneuver the map as I learn what to scan and push, stomp or bellow.

Woven has all the right ingredients to suit any age but for you who might take the time to read this review, I think you’d want to play it to relax and unwind from that hectic day at the office/in class or even better – play it with your kids over cocoa during the holidays. If you’re needing a slice of comfort wrapped in poetry or some good old fashion handcrafting even in a digitally dominant world where machines are trying to take over – Woven is perfect for you to slow down and just breathe in all the possibilities. Come for the cuteness but stay to unravel the mystery which won’t be spoiled here! Woven’s is also available on Nintendo Switch, XboxOne and PS4.

This game was previewed with a Steam code from PR.

Summary
Woven is the poster child for cozy gaming that makes you want to just slow down and savor precious moments. What makes this game even more remarkable though is how ingenious solving puzzles are. The idea of soft toys being like Transformers that convert into superhero's (disguised as other stuffed animals, not cars) is just brilliant. I hope Alterego Games merchandise actual toys that can be interchangeable in this way, that sounds like a gold mine waiting to be discovered just like this game.
Good
  • Charming character, art and environmental design
  • Enjoyable puzzler with a genius approach to solving them
  • Thoughtful tutorial approach
  • Caves that light up your experience
  • Poetry that is delightful
  • Pleasant music
  • Ability to calm down a hectic day easily
Bad
  • The pace may not be enjoyable for all but do try, you'll be glad you did
9
Amazing
Written by
Arcade raised, sports-field trained. Kelley met online gaming late in life via WoW igniting a decade + of MMORPG endgame obsession that's evolved into a fascination for many genre especially those pushing the imagination and technology envelope. HUGE fan of ingenuity and culture in game and out you'll find her testing some new content, building something detailed or scrolling the internet searching for everything hype worthy while fussing over her pups! Origin ID: KelleyPlays

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