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The Beginner’s Guide lasts about an hour and a half and has no traditional mechanics, no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person struggling to deal with something they do not understand.


The Beginner’s Guide is one of those video games that I would have never thought of playing if it weren’t for my partner. To be honest, I didn’t have much knowledge or access to indie gems such as this one until recently, so I mostly rely on other people’s recommendations when it comes to PC and indie gaming.

When I asked about the plot, my partner refused to elaborate any more than ‘someone shows you a collection of games that their friend developed’. Looking back, I’m glad that was all I knew before I started playing, because the narrative definitely works better the less you know about it. For that reason, I won’t go into much detail. Overall, The Beginner’s Guide is a very emotional journey which might even make you reflect on some of your own actions and the motivation behind them. So if you have about an hour and a half and £7 to spare, I recommend you give it a go!


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