In the dynamics of gaming and exploring a number of games with variations in gameplay, there is no sphere left unexplored. Games that provide a surreal gaming experience with entrancing visuals and depth in the storyline have been in more acclaim. Players look forward to more such games with captivating properties as A Memoir Blue – An interactive poem, being recently disclosed by publisher Annapurna Interactive.
While Annapurna Interactive has many other projects lined up, the latest team of developers to join the publisher is the Cloisters. The trailer leaves a strong impression about what the players can expect from the same publisher of The Pathless, Florence, and If Found. Not many details regarding the game have been disclosed yet, but the trailer provides a clear essence of how the use of 2D and 3D elements with no speech but only music have raised the idea of aesthetics.
A Memoir Blue is a narrative-based single-player adventure that portrays the story of an encompassing love between a mother and a daughter, a daughter who reflects on her past life. With the use of contrasting 3D visuals and hand-drawn 2D animation, accompanied by music and no involvement of dialogue, the story progresses leaving it onto the players to interpret the story bit by bit.
The utilization of mixed media also is used as an aspect to portray the past in 2D, representing collective memories of the past and 3D to present the main characters in current as they walk down the memory lane. The game features strikingly appealing visuals and takes the players onto a journey providing an unmatched visual experience. The story is set underwater, which symbolizes the past, elevating the idea of aesthetics to another level.
The story of A Memoir Blue depicts the life of a star athlete Miriam. As Miriam, being a champion swimmer, is standing on one of her highest points in life, she recalls back her past memories, memories she had almost forgotten years ago. A flood of memories triggered from an old song reminds her of her ‘turbulent childhood’, and the ‘complicated relationship’ she shared with her devoted mother. As Miriam reconnects with her lost child, she swims to the deepest of memories of joy and sadness. While the story proceeds uncovering her phases in life, players get to discover the love and affection Miriam had for her mother.
There is no update currently on the release date of A Memoir Blue, however, it is supposed to release later this year and is scheduled to launch for iOS, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC( via Steam) and also Xbox Game Pass. The game is not available for Android as of now.
A Memoir Blue is definitely a heartfelt story that will let players immerse into Miriam’s tale embedded to the deep blues. It must be thrilling to imagine a narrative that is told without words and that’s what A Memoir Blue promises to bring forth the eager players.
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Also, you might want to know about more games by the same publisher? Check out our post on ‘What Remains of Edith Finch’.