Year Walk is a great little mystery game. It’s not hard, but there were a couple of times that I wanted someone to whisper a hint in my ear to help me move forward. Venturing onto the web I found only step-by-step illustrated walkthroughs made, I suppose, for people who hate to play games.
Here are some proper hints – first some general ones.
Make a map: the Year Walk game world is small. You think you can hold it in your head but you just can’t, Nemo.
Get your hands dirty: if it looks like it matters, it matters. Touch it, drag it, spin it, slide it, twist – unlock it. Technologic. Technologic.
And remember: one hand good, two hands better.
No Companion: if you don’t like mystery, why are you playing a mystery game? Save it till you’ve played though once. You’ll need it to open that darned box, too.
That’s really all you need to know. Here are some extra pointers for bits that had me scratching my head.
Box: the secret hides in the companion app. Leave it till later.
Owls: Make them sing. What? You don’t know the song? Maybe someone is hanging around who can give you some pointers.
Forest: Use your ears. Even if you’re tone deaf you can tell the difference between a high-five and a bad-luck-try-again.
Infants: Not even the Buddha can carry a baby with one finger.
And in case of broken gravity, do a cartwheel.
Church: You’ve seen the answer. You just need to put your fingers on it.