Parents need to know that Breakwaters is a survival-crafting game currently in early access for Windows, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. While not fully complete, early access means that players can test the game while it is still in development and if purchased, automatically have access to the full game once it is released. In Breakwaters, players create their own characters using a few customization options and are then dropped on a randomly generated group of islands, with their first tasks being to explore the island and collect resources, manage health and hunger, and learn the basics of combat. Beyond that, the unique mechanic in Breakwaters is the ability to control the flow of water. Certain crafting items will only be available if the tides are low enough for the player to reach them, and travel between islands can be more or less difficult depending upon sea level as well. The greater story of Breakwaters involves using the power of colored sea crystals to solve puzzles with the goal of controlling large rock monsters known as "titans," who don't hesitate to attack the player should they get too close. The other goal is base building, meaning collecting and crafting items to build a fortress that houses the player's items, crafting benches, and food supply. Players can also collect treasure maps in order to uncover rare items or gold coins needed to progress throughout the game. As for inappropriate content, players will likely need to engage in combat against hostile animals and monsters they come across throughout their travels. There are no blood effects, and most of the violence is rather cartoonish, such as a single hit from the player's axe flinging a giant crab a few feet away from the player. There are very occasional encounters with hostile humans also stranded on the islands, and players can choose whether to avoid their territory or defeat them in battle. So far, there's no explicit language, substance use, or sexual content in the game.