Damn, I was really gearing up for a ritual to bring my family back. Which probably says a lot about me. Acceptance was probably healthier. The voiced parts really helped build a sense of loss, and the (what I call) nightmare portions were a good "show, don't tell" concept to illustrate how he was living with his grief.
A downloadable game for Windows
Remembrance explores the shattered memories of an anguished father. Follow his woeful journey as you piece together his story.
Creative Director + Lead Programmer
Producer + Programmer
Matthew von Wilpert (@vonwil_m)
Narrative Designer + Video Producer
About the development
Remembrance was developed as a university capstone project at SAE Institute Brisbane with a 3 month development schedule.
|Published||Mar 01, 2018|
|Release date||Apr 27, 2018|
|Authors||RemembranceStudios, Troy-Martens, Matthew von Wilpert, Brady Johnston, Nick Parker|
|Made with||Unity, 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop, Substance Painter & designer, Amulet|
|Tags||Atmospheric, Dark, Exploration, First-Person, Horror, psychological, Story Rich, Surreal, thriller, Walking simulator|
|Average session||A few minutes|
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Wow. This game really hit hard. I love these real tales that just hurt to play. I'm sorry I bundled this as part of my Halloween games list, I think it's more important than the average jump scare games. I honestly loved it.
Thanks for giving me a way to remember someone I lost not too long ago!
Uploaded a video on your game and I absolutely loved it! I loved how it was a horror game but, also a story driven game at the same time my favorite kind of horror games are the ones with an interesting story. :)
Amazing game, really struck home. Thank you!
I have to say, most free indie horrors are boring and crap, but this one was actually pretty good. It really touched on a subject of family members dying and that's a subject I am unfortunately going through right now. I give this game a 7.5/10 and I recommend you play it! You can checkout my short but sweet playthrough of this game instead, if you want, here:
I was expecting things to take a predictable turn part way through, but I'm glad it didn't go for the standard horror tropes.
I look forward to seeing more work by this developer!
My only gripe would be with some of the voice acting, doesn't really hinder the overall experience of the game too much, but it didn't add much either. It's a nice touch to add to the game though.
All in all the game is a great experience, it tells a tragic story that could happen to anyone, but more importantly it gives a visual and auditory representation of what it feels like to go through an event like that.
I'm glad I gave the game a try, I hope you don't mind but I made a let's play of it for my channel.
Cheers and best wishes to you!
This is not a horror game. This is a work of art. Good going guys.
This was really well made! The story and everything was very well done! :D
It's so great to see Aussie devs bringing out quality games. Yes this game is not perfect, But it has soul, and it has meaning. I think too many people on here judge these games as if they have been produced by AAA developers with AAA budgets. Great work team. I would love to see more form you as you progress in your studies. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.BTW.... Is Molly ok? :(
JUST A MASTERPIECE... it was a pleasure to play this game,thank you to the developer.
Game looks awesome, I thought this was going to be horror, but it wasn't, atleast not IMO. The male voice actor needs to practice a lot more.
There were other stuff too but I'm just going to leave it at that.
Thanks for your feedback! While we are not your typical "jump scare" horror there is something deeply terrifying about the psychology and experience of loss. Not everyone gets it, and that's okay!
In regards to the "other stuff", please let us know (if you find the time) - it would greatly help us consider any changes that may create a better experience for similar demographics.
I really enjoyed this little game! No one should ever have to go through that. Period.
This was a real adventure. I love how the story-craft weaved this game into a good play. The voice acting was a very nice touch.
Check out my gameplay below if you have some time, I did a full playthrough:
I'd call this a real horror, it was deep and the ending was light.
A good story of recovery.
That was quite a different story to what I was expecting but at least the ending was a good type of difference. 5/5.
Hello again! I really enjoyed your game, it definitely gave me a few good spooks but was also really moving as well in the way you told your story as it unfolded. I made a let's play of your game here~
Amazing narrative and great graphics!!!!
ohh what an interesting game!, the scene in this snap shoots make me want to play it now!
is it a price or for free? u only have platform for Windows? ohhh it is oki i will download it any way.
My game for an exchange in ur game
You will like it really .... it is unity game
Not going to lie i went into this just expecting another generic horror game but this actually had one of the best (and saddest) stories i've seen all year so far. Awesome job this is going to be the first video i don't edit anything out off.
it's very Good Game. I Played Enjoy the Game~
Wow... Tbh Idk what to say with this game but that it's very beautiful. The experience is very saddening and I couldn't imagine how it would be like. It looked fairly nice as well and the effects made it feel unnerving which was nice. All in all, I think you guys have a fairly nice little story game here, a very good project indeed.
Vraiment beau jeu... Textures magnifiques, trame très poussée et ambiance très intéressante. BRAVO !
GOOD EVENING TO THE INDIE COMMUNITY,
I cannot express how much I enjoyed this game enough. When I came to the end of the game and came across the boombox radio telling me to step outside of myself, and then the credits began. I was hit with hundreds of thought provoking questions as well as so many raw emotions towards this game. Initially I went into this with such a deep reverence for the game because of the disclaimer, but also because of the music. Troy, Brady, Matthew, Nick, Ben, and Sacha each of you added a little bit of soul which gives this game its meaningful ending. I was shocked at how immersed I became around such a simple concept of a game, yet I couldn't help it. It was as if I was suddenly lost in the world you built, and if that monster from Milli's diary popped out, I would have been screaming. I'll say one last thing and that is the atmosphere of genuine emotion you bridge between the player and the game, never did I feel like I was in a stranger's body. It was I who had lost my wife to cancer and perhaps my daughter. You ultimately made me feel responsible in a stranger's life, and for that you are all truly talented developers. Please keep me in the loop on any upcoming projects through YouTube , GameJolt, or itch.io because I would love to play, review, and help get your games out to the public to the best of my abilities. For now, I must bid you a GOOD EVENING and a GOOD NIGHT!
I''m really surprised I missed this one! For a story driven walking simulator, I was not expecting some of the bits that came later and they served as a really great change of pace. Though I don't know if I'd call this a horror game. Sure there are some startling transitions and the contextual use of the voices can be a bit unnerving, I didn't think any part was scary. It all came across as a reasonable representation of grief, depression, anger, denial, etc. The gameplay was a little underwhelming and lacked some player direction at times, but it more than served its purpose. The story and narrative design are definitely what carried it. Overall, great work!
Thank-you so much! We are actively working on improvements to player direction and will be implementing them as soon as possible. Also, we hope to tweak some of the initial gameplay to make it more interesting and foreshadow what is to come. We walk a fine line between psychological walking simulation and horror elements so we thought best to tag it as horror, just in case! Thank-you for playing and the excellent feedback!
Excellent short horror experience and in good taste thanks
We are aware of some players having performance issues. If you fall under this category and have the time, please respond here with the issues you suffered as well as an outline of your PC specs. We will work on optimisation as soon as possible. Thanks!
*Spoilers* My framerate dipped a bit around the basement torch and outside and there appeared to be a slight tearing around some of the objects that I couldn't tell if it was intentional or not.
Hey CoalFire! Thanks for playing and the awesome video! I'll take a look at those problem areas tonight. The tearing is likely due to some of our post processing stack and we will try to add the option to toggle them on and off.
Really great game!
This was a very heartfelt experience. Definitely one of the saddest games I've played recently. It's tough dealing with loss and everyone deals with it differently. It's always good to have hope and positivity in dark times like these, and this game really pushes that. The execution and storytelling was brilliant. I loved the visuals and ambiance. I recognized some of the tracks, but it didn't really have any effect on the experience. Thank you so much for making this!
Superb game touching some super hard subjects. Plays very well and runs smoothly. An excellent play. Well done... :)
the game was amazing. Keep it up.
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