The best Aussie show is getting a video game with Bluey: The Videogame

I'm not taking advice from a cartoon dog.

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I’m going to ignore the fact that the title spells “video game” as one word (a major pet peeve of mine) and just rejoice in the fact that Bluey will now be a video game. That’s right, the perfectly not perfect Blue Heeler family is coming to PCs and consoles for the first time this November. For real life! The sandbox adventure has players taking on the role of one of the dogs and freely exploring Bluey’s house and other iconic locations. Can the award-winning show turn into an award-winning children’s video game with Bluey: The Videogame?

Literally everyone I know that has seen Bluey loves Bluey, children and adults alike. The show/game follows Bluey, her sister Bingo, her dad Bandit, and her mum Chilli. Bluey is a child, and like a lot of children she has limitless energy and loves playing games that unfold in unpredictable (and quite funny) ways. She brings fun to her family and those around her. The best part of Bluey is that the show (and now the game) showcase the joyful simplicity in everyday moments by turning them into adventures.

Bluey: The Videogame is an interactive sandbox adventure with faithfully recreated locations from the show, including Bluey’s home. Everything is explorable. The episodic gameplay is story-driven and feature activities inspired by favourite moments from the show. There is also a brand-new four-part storyline. Iconic mini-games include Keepy Uppy and Magic Xylophone. Players can complete activities to earn in-game awards like new costumes, stickers, playable episodes, and locations. Up to four players can play at once, each as a member of the family.

The game is designed to be flexible. Players can engage in the experience at their own pace, with the ability to jump between story quests, activities, and exploration at any time. The game has settings to make the game more accessible for fans of any age, including a UI on/off toggle, simple on-screen written instructions, and full voice-over. Use physics-based mechanics to manipulate objects, interact with the world, add new challenges to mini-games, and more.

Developed by Artax Games and published by Outright Games, Bluey: The Videogame will be released for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series, and Xbox One on November 17.

Lindsay picked up an NES controller for the first time at the age of 6 and instantly fell in love. She began reviewing GBA games 20 years ago and quickly branched out from her Nintendo comfort zone. She has has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

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