Six students decide to try out this mysterious board game – only to find out that aside from its strange rules and nondescript title, it's also unplayable – so they quickly forget about it. However, the game hasn't forgotten them.
The students are whisked away to a twisted version of their school, where they find themselves surrounded by traps, deadly puzzles and menacing creatures chasing after them. There is no other way out, they must finish the game if they want to survive.
Playground is a story-focused, puzzle-solving rpg horror game. Take control of all six main characters throughout the story as you make your way through the cursed school, trying to solve the mystery behind the curse and struggling to stay alive.
The main gameplay feature is the solving of puzzles by interacting with objects, reading notes, picking up items and figuring out what's going to kill you and what's not. It'll feature different endings that you can get depending on your choices during the game, although the gameplay itself is quite linear. Despite the gameplay's simplicity, it's a very story-heavy game so it'll feature plenty of dialogue-heavy and interaction between the characters. Horror-wise, it doesn't have many jumpscares and it relies on a creepy atmosphere to make the game spooky.