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The Kids We Were

The Kids We Were

GAGEX Co.,Ltd.

The halcyon days of youth, when every day was filled with discovery & adventure.

4.8 Ratings 623+ Reviews 5K+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.8
623+ Ratings
  1. 5
    87+%
  2. 4
    8+%
  3. 3
    1+%
  4. 2
    1+%
  5. 1
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  • Wholesome and Moving Dec 8, 2020

    By Gono8
    This is one of the few free app store games that I genuinely feel should be paid for. The amount of effort and heart this little and short game has trumps the majority of other unoriginal content on the app store. The story is very well written and I loved the dialogue. Even if it was just translated from Japanese to English, it didn’t lose its meaning and sounded very smooth and casual. There were times where I laughed at the wackier moments, but most of the time, the environment and atmosphere alone were able to move me to tears. It really does bring back a sense of nostalgia to a time gone by, which is amazing, considering that the game is set somewhere unfamiliar to most international players. And to add, going through the game and realizing the internal struggles of each of the characters, you really can’t help but to wish for their happiness. I ended up getting overly attached to each of the kids and really, I hope more people could learn from them. Overall, I highly recommend you to get this game, the ads aren’t very obstructive, and there are a few bugs, but they didn’t bother me too much. I’ve also recommended this game to all my other friends looking for a game suggestion. It’s just that good. And if you’re wondering, yes, the ending was definitely worth it; all endings were satisfying in their own way.
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  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Niharika Sharma
    This game,"The Kids We Were" is out of my words,I just loved it. All your games just get to my heart but this one it just,amazing I don't understand how to explain.The story was awesome,yeah the ending was a bit sad, but he tries his best and changes the future.Keep making such games and heads off to the whole team who made such a wonderful, beautiful game. Thank you.....
    more
  • Uniquely beautiful Mar 7, 2021

    By Jmarsh997
    As so many others are saying, this game is really special. With tears tricking down my face, I can testify to how intriguing and emotionally-provoking the story is. The music is beautiful, the scenery is attractive and synergies effectively with the melodies, and the plot, as long as you’re patient enough, is really moving. I would love nothing more than for the devs to make another game, whether a sequel or a different project, which could further demonstrate the exceptional storywriting and game design that was expressed throughout “The Kids We Were”. It’s so unfortunate that in my playing so many mobile games for the past 7 years, it wasn’t until this weekend that I stumbled upon this app. In a sea of forgettable games, this one is worth your time and money, if you wish to pay for VIP mode ($3.99). Regardless of which mode you pay for, take time to explore the town and to interact with the townspeople, as well as the coin machines, both of which are elements that point to the incredible effort and creativity put in such an underrated app. Again, I really look forward to seeing what the devs will produce in the future, as this was a really great experience and one I will be thinking about for quite some time.
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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Nysa Blimes
    Good game. Probably could've killed me. I would PAY for the continuation... Which is saying a lot... Because I'm broke. Always, the coin finding factor is fun. Everytime you close the hint tab you get an ad, so basically, you would get about the same amount of money as someone who watches ads for coins, and someone who clicks the hint tab over and over while looking for coins. Great mind trick for a stupid person for me. Anyways, I'm glad that's not the end, because otherwise I would've broken my phone, and like I've said, I'm broke, and can't pay for another one. Pleasetellmethatsnottheend.
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  • This game gave me something bordering on a human emotion, and in 2020 that’s a real feat Sep 29, 2020

    By Ultramario1998
    I don’t write reviews often, but this game’s been getting so little traction that I thought I might as well. If you can’t tell from the screenshots, this is a visual-novel style game where you move a voxel boy around a small Japanese town and solve various mysteries. Aside from walking around and talking to people, there’s no gameplay to speak of. If that turns you off, this game probably isn’t for you. Personally, I’m into this kind of game, and the story (while short) was enough to keep me engaged, and yes, made me actually feel something. It took me about a day and a half, playing off and on, to beat it, but YMMV. I would not recommend playing with ads. Every couple of minutes, something’s going to pop up. Additionally, after each chapter, you’re going to be required to watch a few 30 second ads to progress to the next one. Given that there are 16 chapters and each is really short, this becomes a constant interruption. This is removed with the IAP—if I were to replay this, I’d recommend it.
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  • Wholesome and Moving Dec 8, 2020

    By Gono8
    This is one of the few free app store games that I genuinely feel should be paid for. The amount of effort and heart this little and short game has trumps the majority of other unoriginal content on the app store. The story is very well written and I loved the dialogue. Even if it was just translated from Japanese to English, it didn’t lose its meaning and sounded very smooth and casual. There were times where I laughed at the wackier moments, but most of the time, the environment and atmosphere alone were able to move me to tears. It really does bring back a sense of nostalgia to a time gone by, which is amazing, considering that the game is set somewhere unfamiliar to most international players. And to add, going through the game and realizing the internal struggles of each of the characters, you really can’t help but to wish for their happiness. I ended up getting overly attached to each of the kids and really, I hope more people could learn from them. Overall, I highly recommend you to get this game, the ads aren’t very obstructive, and there are a few bugs, but they didn’t bother me too much. I’ve also recommended this game to all my other friends looking for a game suggestion. It’s just that good. And if you’re wondering, yes, the ending was definitely worth it; all endings were satisfying in their own way.
    more
  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Niharika Sharma
    This game,"The Kids We Were" is out of my words,I just loved it. All your games just get to my heart but this one it just,amazing I don't understand how to explain.The story was awesome,yeah the ending was a bit sad, but he tries his best and changes the future.Keep making such games and heads off to the whole team who made such a wonderful, beautiful game. Thank you.....
    more
  • Uniquely beautiful Mar 7, 2021

    By Jmarsh997
    As so many others are saying, this game is really special. With tears tricking down my face, I can testify to how intriguing and emotionally-provoking the story is. The music is beautiful, the scenery is attractive and synergies effectively with the melodies, and the plot, as long as you’re patient enough, is really moving. I would love nothing more than for the devs to make another game, whether a sequel or a different project, which could further demonstrate the exceptional storywriting and game design that was expressed throughout “The Kids We Were”. It’s so unfortunate that in my playing so many mobile games for the past 7 years, it wasn’t until this weekend that I stumbled upon this app. In a sea of forgettable games, this one is worth your time and money, if you wish to pay for VIP mode ($3.99). Regardless of which mode you pay for, take time to explore the town and to interact with the townspeople, as well as the coin machines, both of which are elements that point to the incredible effort and creativity put in such an underrated app. Again, I really look forward to seeing what the devs will produce in the future, as this was a really great experience and one I will be thinking about for quite some time.
    more
  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Nysa Blimes
    Good game. Probably could've killed me. I would PAY for the continuation... Which is saying a lot... Because I'm broke. Always, the coin finding factor is fun. Everytime you close the hint tab you get an ad, so basically, you would get about the same amount of money as someone who watches ads for coins, and someone who clicks the hint tab over and over while looking for coins. Great mind trick for a stupid person for me. Anyways, I'm glad that's not the end, because otherwise I would've broken my phone, and like I've said, I'm broke, and can't pay for another one. Pleasetellmethatsnottheend.
    more
  • This game gave me something bordering on a human emotion, and in 2020 that’s a real feat Sep 29, 2020

    By Ultramario1998
    I don’t write reviews often, but this game’s been getting so little traction that I thought I might as well. If you can’t tell from the screenshots, this is a visual-novel style game where you move a voxel boy around a small Japanese town and solve various mysteries. Aside from walking around and talking to people, there’s no gameplay to speak of. If that turns you off, this game probably isn’t for you. Personally, I’m into this kind of game, and the story (while short) was enough to keep me engaged, and yes, made me actually feel something. It took me about a day and a half, playing off and on, to beat it, but YMMV. I would not recommend playing with ads. Every couple of minutes, something’s going to pop up. Additionally, after each chapter, you’re going to be required to watch a few 30 second ads to progress to the next one. Given that there are 16 chapters and each is really short, this becomes a constant interruption. This is removed with the IAP—if I were to replay this, I’d recommend it.
    more
  • Feb 2, 2021

    By KILLER KAWAKI
    Its a good game but the only problem is the camera can you make the camera rotatable
  • Some annoying bugs Mar 27, 2021

    By Guy person dude bro
    I find the story to be engaging and I like the soundtrack, however after I returned to the construction site in chapter 3, I started hearing a triumphant soundtrack that didn’t fit the game at all, and was playing in conjunction with the main soundtrack. This is extremely annoying and preventing me from enjoying the game since the main music is peaceful while this weird triumphant soundtrack is fast-paced and loud. Please fix this audio bug, it is extremely irritating because I love the soundtrack of the game. Even when I turn off sound effects and BGM, I still hear this triumphant soundtrack.
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