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App description: Embark on a dangerous journey to help Ayo fetch water for her family. Overcome challenges and enemies as you explore Sub-Saharan Africa gaining skills, wisdom, and courage along the way. Experience Ayo's harsh desert environment as she confronts her fears and braves the unforgiving drought in this adventure platformer.

Ayo: A Rain Tale sheds the light on a young girl who regularly carries her tough water-fetching duty with courage. Ayos perilous struggle is shared by many girls in Sub-Saharan Africa who live in communities that have no access to clean water. The daily burden of fetching water is carried by women and children who go on journeys to distant sources and return home shouldering 40-pound containers filled with water for their families.

Key Features:
Explore Sub-Saharan lands by crawling, climbing, and double-jumping.
Experience day and night cycles on your journey.
Solve puzzles and push through boulders to advance.
Withstand the harsh desert heat and fight for strength and emotional balance.
Face challenging enemies and confront Ja Thunderstorm!
Discover hidden paths and avoid natural hazards such as thorns, lightning, and even lava geysers.
01-31-2018, 04:09 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,294
Was looking forward to this one. Just bought.

Have a small intro to the game, first level you just run through the village. Gets trickier after that. Its a 'bit' like Prince of Persia with some of the animations. Done the first two levels, can be frustrating at times jumping over spiky bushes.

But looking forward to seeing other levels. From the trailer theres a wide bit of variety there. So far so good. Only minor criticism is the joystick needs to be fixed as after a while i found my finger covering my character
02-01-2018, 10:42 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 110
I am surprised this game doesnt get peoples attention, the music is good and the control is ok. Basically you play as a girl who want to get some water for her village. You can only jump initially, but later you will unlock some abilities like digging holes and pushing big stones. Theres a level you need to think about switching different color platforms.

But there seems a bug that I cant move on, the scorpion just dont let me jump across to it.
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02-04-2018, 12:13 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by Lull4by View Post
I am surprised this game doesnt get peoples attention, the music is good and the control is ok. Basically you play as a girl who want to get some water for her village. You can only jump initially, but later you will unlock some abilities like digging holes and pushing big stones. Theres a level you need to think about switching different color platforms.

But there seems a bug that I cant move on, the scorpion just dont let me jump across to it.
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I’m impressed, too. Haven’t got to that point of the game yet, but I have a feeling that you’ve missed something, rather than it being a bug (can’t imagine something like that getting past QA).

Overall, the game has a surprising amount of complexity in the platforming, and even a bit of metroidvania goodness. I do wish that the controls were a little better, and the platform mechanics a tad more polished. Still, this is an engaging and beautiful game that’s often pretty challenging (without feeling cheap or unfair). Highly recommended.
02-04-2018, 01:08 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by Lull4by View Post
I am surprised this game doesnt get peoples attention, the music is good and the control is ok. Basically you play as a girl who want to get some water for her village. You can only jump initially, but later you will unlock some abilities like digging holes and pushing big stones. Theres a level you need to think about switching different color platforms.

But there seems a bug that I cant move on, the scorpion just dont let me jump across to it.
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Its hard to get review code
02-04-2018, 01:25 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,294
Cant you just buy it ? Im sure lots of people might ask for review codes who arent proper reviewers

Help the devs and buy it