To be completely honest, I’m not entirely sure what to think of this game… From the trailer I get the sense that Rememoried will be a deeply zen-like experience where you pass through the metaphysical blurring the lines of existence as the stars take shape. However if you look closely, I get the sense that there is much more to this title than the trailer lets on, something ominous and perhaps haunting.
Rememoried is a surrealist explorative first-person adventure game. A virtual place where memories change to dreams and the only possible way is forgetting, which becomes a mechanism for proceeding to the next layer of dreams.
“You count the stars above your head just like the one who pointed a finger at you from the unknown. The closer you get to infinity, the more you get lost in the numbers created to describe the real world, and your eyelids become curtains that hide unexpected discoveries beyond the borders, reached by only the strongest thoughts. This exciting play for one spectator is a reward for everyday gifts of the mind.”
If you fall asleep while stargazing, a gate to a new world situated in between the world of memories and the world of dreams will open for you. That intermediate world gradually turns reality to fragments and infuses the player with the desire to know the unknowable. But the most persistent can feel the unknowable.
Balance at the edge of spirituality…
Get ready for a metaphysical walk…
Feel what is unknowable and take a walk on the stars…
The basic element of gameplay is the ability to forget. Some elements in the surroundings change when the player turns away or leaves, and become more than just a direction sign: they become the way along which the player walks, flies and falls. Finding such a way to the higher levels is a matter of his aptness and intuition, rewarded by advancing higher. Failure, on the other hand, brings a return to the lower levels, which may be more or less altered then.
- varied environments
- living entities
- more than 20 levels
- electronic and classic music
- spoken and written word
As a matter of interest:
The game consists of both static and generated parts, where also compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven can be heard.
Rememoried has successfully passed the Greenlight approval process, achieving the top thirty out of nearly two thousand candidates in this process. It’ll be released on Steam for PC, Mac, & Linux on August 31st.
Developed by one person, indie game studio Hangonit.