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Wide Ocean Big Jacket, a chilled-out camping trip tale, saunters onto iOS

Another acclaimed indie arrives on mobile

Wide Ocean Big Jacket, a chilled-out camping trip tale, saunters onto iOS
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First launched for PC and Nintendo Switch last month, developer Turnfollow's Wide Ocean Big Jacket is among the most well-liked indie games of 2020 so far. It follows a chilled-out camping trip attended by an aunt, an uncle, their niece and her boyfriend.

Expect a short, sweet tale where you'll do a bit of birdwatching, listen to ghost stories, perform the odd cartwheel, and munch on some tasty hot dogs. Sound like a nice time? Well, that's because it very much is, at least according to the game's many glowing reviews, quotes from which you can see in the tweet embedded below. 

The big news today is that it's now available for iOS for the very reasonable price of $3.99.

Expect a playtime of around 60-90 minutes, which sounds ideal for this sort of story. Not everything needs to be a 100-hour RPG on mobile – games like Donut County, Florence, Gorogoa, etc, have already made that clear.

The game's store page likens it to "watching a good movie with friends or curling up to read a book", which sounds pleasant given the current circumstances.

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I'd obviously advise giving the trailer a watch to get a feel for its tone and sense of style.

If you're looking for something cute and positive to play, Wide Ocean Big Jacket is available as a premium title from over on the App Store. It can also be purchased from the Nintendo eShop

On the hunt for more quality narrative adventures? Well, today's your lucky day! Here are 5 of the very best for iPhone and Android 
Cameron Bald
Cameron Bald
Cameron started out as an intern here in late 2018, then went on to join us as our News Editor in July 2019. He brings with him an encyclopedic knowledge of decade-old GamesMaster review scores and plenty of stinking takes on games, movies, and proper pizza etiquette.