Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through Paypal, Flattr and Liberapay!

Pikuniku took me by surprise so much that I'm struggling to describe the feeling after playing it, an absolute joy for sure.

Note: Copy provided by GOG.

To be honest, I really didn't know what expect. I watched the initial trailer when I posted about it originally and I thought it looked sweet. However, I was pretty wary as it looked very simplistic. I've never been happier to be so completely wrong about a game.

Honestly, it had me smiling within seconds. The introduction was brilliant—FREE MONEY!!! You will get that if you play it, trust me, if you don't smile at the intro you're nuts. It just doesn't stop, even just getting into the game and starting to walk had me practically dying of laughter because it's so silly.

YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Show & Accept Cookies   Direct Link

The official stuff:

Pikuniku is an absurdly wonderful puzzle-exploration game that takes place in a strange but playful world where not everything is as happy as it seems. Help peculiar characters overcome struggles, uncover a deep state conspiracy, and start a fun little revolution in this delightful dystopian adventure!

  • A Vibrant Adventure for All: Explore a colorful world at your own pace, help quirky characters with their unusual requests, and solve clever puzzles that will challenge players of all levels with a 4 - 5 hour campaign.
  • Charming Cast: Meet a cast of memorable characters on your journey, each with their own problems and eccentricities to accommodate along the way.
  • Cooperative Mode: Join up with family and friends for local multiplayer fun in custom cooperative levels and challenges.

It caught me rather off guard with the humour and charm, it's going to leave a lasting impression on me. It's not a particularly long game, it feels about right but with that in mind there's too many ways for me to really easily spoil it and I don't want to do that.

Find it on GOG, itch.io and Steam.

Remember, you are perfect!

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
15 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more information here.
stan 24 January 2019 at 10:44 pm UTC
It looks kinda like Locoroco, might be fun! Wishlisted on GOG.
no_information_here 25 January 2019 at 4:19 am UTC
Looks great! For 3 hours of gameplay I may wait for a bit of a sale...

Too many games in the backlog at the moment. I am starting to feel gluttonous.
buenaventura 25 January 2019 at 9:02 am UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
Is it something that kids might enjoy or is it actually for grownups?
JudasIscariot 25 January 2019 at 11:02 am UTC
buenaventuraIs it something that kids might enjoy or is it actually for grownups?

I think it's something kids and their parents playing along can enjoy. The kids get the cute graphics and music while the adults can read between the lines in some of the conversations

Just be sure your kid(s) can operate a controller as I would highly recommend using one for this game.


Last edited by JudasIscariot at 25 January 2019 at 11:03 am UTC
liamdawe 25 January 2019 at 11:04 am UTC
JudasIscariot
buenaventuraIs it something that kids might enjoy or is it actually for grownups?

I think it's something kids and their parents playing along can enjoy. The kids get the cute graphics and music while the adults can read between the lines in some of the conversations
Yeah, it seems okay. Not for really young kids though, they wouldn't understand the humour methinks.
M@GOid 25 January 2019 at 1:26 pm UTC
Liam, how is the gamepad support? The Steam page says partial support, and that's never a good sign for couch time.
Arehandoro 25 January 2019 at 5:47 pm UTC
Was trying to buy it at work but every time I opened gog some boss or another came to ask me something xD If it’s only 3 hours or so might be perfect for this weekend!
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon, Liberapay or Paypal. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!

Due to spam you need to Register and Login to comment.


Or login with...

Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Forum Posts