Jusant is a climbing traversal game where you take a challenging-yet-meditative climb to the top of a tall tower. You use the trigger buttons to hold on and the stick to jump and reach for the next position. In this way you methodically work your way up climbs using handholds and other tricks to get the grip you need. It stands out for taking the simple challenge of climbing and folding it into a game with deft controls and just the right amount of path-finding.
Starting at the bottom of the climb, you need to find a good route that makes the best use of the available purchase points. At your own pace, you make your way up the climb and are steadily rewarded by increasingly breathtaking views. You brace yourself on arid, windy slopes, and seek refuge in tunnels lit only by bioluminescence. This takes you to different locations and the chance to stop off in the brutalist architecture and structures you find along the way.
As you progress you are helped by the mysterious creature Ballast, who guides you throughout your journey by magically waking nature along your path. It's a help for the climb but also reveals clues to piece together about the tower's past. Along with Ballast you learn to master your climbing tools and manage your stamina meter to find the many routes - both to progress as well as to find side quests for hidden clues.
The result is a game that balances an extreme challenge with the welcome of mediation. It can be tough if you want it to be, but without the ability to die (or inflict violence), it's also a game that can be taken at your own pace.
Explore story themes
These games focus on storytelling and often have complex themes. Expect touching stories that can make your child feel strongly. Discuss the game's themes and emotions with them.
Ask your child to tell you about the game, its story and the world it's set in so you can share the experience and enjoy the game together.
Support critical thinking
Talk about the story your child experiences through the game and the problems it brings up to solve. Ask them questions about the in-game world, the decisions they make and the content of the story to support their critical thinking.
Skill level age
Suggested by Family Gaming Database
You need both patience and perseverance to find a way up the tower.
Rated PEGI 3.
There are 5 accessibility features for
Data by Family Gaming Database
PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox Series X|S
October 31, 2023
No. of players
This is a single-player game.
Narrative | Simulation | Traversal
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