Gorogoa is a 2017 puzzle game created by solo developer Jason Roberts and published by Annapurna Interactive. Originally released on mobile, PC, and Nintendo Switch, the game would also be released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Roberts’ singular vision proved to be a blessing for the game, with critics raving about Gorogoa. The puzzler holds a score of 84 on Metacritic, and critics were keen to heap praise on its creative puzzle design alongside its creative art style.
The gameplay of Gorogoa takes a simple concept and finds multiple ways to present it to you as the player. At the beginning, you’re given a 2×2 grid, with up to four images inside. You can do a few things with these images: you can zoom in and out, pan across the scene, or even move them around into another part of the grid. Some images even stack on top of one another, to create an entirely new image, adding layers of complexity to the gameplay.
As the player, your job is to create a cohesive scene from each of these images. The game offers no dialogue, so it won’t always be immediately obvious what needs to be done. You’ve got to figure it out through trial-and-error experimentation. After you complete a level’s requirements, the image will begin to animate, playing out the next chapter of the story. The story itself takes place over the 19th and 20th centuries, following a single boy as he explores the trials and tribulations of his entire life.
Gorogoa Main Characters
Throughout Gorogoa, the story and gameplay come hand in hand, complementing each other perfectly. However, despite the story being crucial to the game, it doesn’t exactly feature a wide cast of characters. In fact, it only includes one: a young boy. This is his story, and the puzzles are used as a vessel to tell it.
- The Boy: The unnamed boy is the protagonist of Gorogoa. Throughout the game, you must follow the boy through the trials of life, leading him as he searches for a mythical creature.
Gorogoa Titles in the Series
Despite critical acclaim, nothing ever came of a potential sequel to Gorogoa. The game performed well, and even received a BAFTA win for Best Debut Game, yet Jason Roberts never moved toward another game in the series.
In fact, Roberts has yet to release or announce any game at all after Gorogoa. He still seems active online, so he hasn’t left the games industry, and it remains to be seen what his next project will be. Fans of the game may hope for a Gorogoa sequel, even if that seems unlikely right now.
- Gorogoa (2017)
Gorogoa Cheat Codes
To put it simply, there aren’t any cheats in Gorogoa. As a puzzle game, it’s possible that the developer felt that cheat codes made the entire thing feel far too easy.
If you do feel like Gorogoa is too hard and you need a little help along the way, there is one thing you can do. Head into the game’s settings menu, and there should be an option to turn on Hints. This won’t give you all of the solutions, but it can be a good way to move forward if you’re feeling somewhat stuck. It can be a great way to get familiar with the gameplay mechanics initially, as you can always turn them off if you feel like the hints are making the game too easy.
Gorogoa Cheat Code FAQs
Can I Mod Gorogoa on PC?
No. While it may technically be possible if you develop the mods yourself, there are no mods for Gorogoa available for download online. It’s a game with an extremely small community, and the gameplay is limited in scope. All in all, it’s the perfect recipe for a game without modding capabilities, so unfortunately you can’t use this to fill the cheat code void.
Are There Achievements in Gorogoa?
Yes. On the Xbox One version of the game, you can find 11 achievements in total for the game, with 1000 gamerscore up for grabs. Here’s the list in full:
|How to Unlock
|Complete Chapter One.
|Complete Chapter Two.
|Complete Chapter Three.
|Complete Chapter Four.
|Complete Chapter Five.
|Set the clock tower to the right wrong time.
|Complete the falling rock puzzle on the first try.
|Finish the game.
|Complete the game in under 500 moves.
|Complete the game in under 30 minutes.
|Old is New
|Complete the original 2012 demo.
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