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Developer: Factoria Cultural Gestio, S.L.
Genres: Puzzle, Adventure
Oriented to a sensitive audience, with a taste for good stories, you can face reality while enjoying yourself as a child again thanks to its artistic style.
With this project we hope to awaken the player's empathy for the hardship that refugees are currently experiencing.
Massira offers up nothing for an adult looking for a new narrative-adventure game to sink their teeth into. It's narrative is intriguing but has no payoff and its gameplay is bland and, at times, poorly designed. However, if you have a child, sit down with them and play Massira for a few hours. The game will give them an insight into the Syrian Refugee Crisis in an approachable and kid-friendly way.
Massira comes across as a immature project. Not "immature" in the sense of being juvenile - it's actually achingly sincere and I wish it didn't deserve criticism, but "immature" in the sense that the developer clearly lacked the confidence to create something outside of standard gameplay tropes, and those tropes really let Massira down in the end.