On May 9, the survival platformer Animal Well was released, featuring animals surviving in a mystical well. This game marks the first published title by the YouTuber Videogamedunkey's company. It is available on PC (Steam), PS5 (via PS Plus Extra subscription), and Nintendo Switch.

Simultaneously with the platformer's release, the first reviews from international publications appeared online. At the time of writing, the game's average score on Metacritic was 91 out of 100 based on 18 reviews.

Reviewers primarily praised Animal Well for its visual style and detailed world design. They noted that hours can pass by unnoticed while exploring locations, searching for secrets, and solving puzzles in the game.

Additionally, reviewers appreciated the unique puzzle-solving experience, which sets the platformer apart from similar games. As for drawbacks, journalists only mentioned the large number of puzzles towards the end of the game, which can become tiring to solve. However, they noted that these puzzles keep players engaged by constantly challenging them to find answers.

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