unmemory is a crafted combination of a thrilling story and puzzle games, an escape room inside an interactive novel about a girl gang and a broken mind. Will you solve the mystery?
Mobile Game of the Year, Stuff Awards; Best Text-Based Game, PocketGamer Best iPad Game 2020, Tech Radar, Best Mobile Game 2020, MacWorld; Best Narrative and Best Mobile Game 2020, Valencia Indie Summit; Best Mobile Game and Best IDea, DeVuego Awards 2020
You have to find your girlfriend's murderer, but you brain is damaged and you cannot make new memories. Using notes, pictures, and recorded messages you will have to solve the mystery and maybe, just maybe, discover an uncomfortable truth in this crime story set in the 90s.
- Text is the gameplay, a cool and innovative mix of interactive reading, story, and escape room puzzles.
- Details have been carefully crafted, from the editorial design to the sophisticated photographs.
- An immersive storytelling format that broadens the view of what games (and books) could be.
- Full of 90s references to noir thrillers, graphic adventures, or iconic devices.
- Themes: Memories, culture jamming, art pranks, empowered women and LGTBI.
MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR. Stuff Gadget Awards 2020.
This is a stylish and smart take on a now-established genre, and from the second you hear a distant phone ringing, realize you spotted one earlier and frantically scroll back up the screen to answer it, you’ll be smitten.
An "Escape Book" that is sure to delight fans of the genre. Engaging, interactive, and with lots of narrative details that will make you spend several hours on your screen. 8/10
BEST TEXT-BASED GAME. PocketGamer.
Unmemory is the best text-based game I have played to date. It can be read as a storybook or played as a game.
BEST MOBILE GAMES OF 2020. Metro.
Dropping you straight into the action, Unmemory’s captivating blend of puzzles and mystery uses every aspect of your phone, from touch to motion to sound and visuals, making it – ironically – a singularly memorable experience. 8/10
BEST iPad GAMES 2020. Tech Radar.
It’s rare to see truly fresh games on iPad, but unmemory manages to thrill and intrigue in equal measure, doing clever things with narratives, adventures, and puzzling.
THE TEN BEST MOBILE GAMES 2020. Der Standard.
"Unmemory" has less to do with the rather dusty "interactive fiction" than with clever puzzle games like "Device 6" or even the logic puzzle "Return of the Obra Dinn". Exciting and extremely stylish.
Ratings and Reviews
Wish there was more!
This game was immediately engaging. I rarely play games with the sound on, but thoroughly enjoyed the immersive experience. I loved that clues could be found via text or audio as well as photos. Puzzles were never repetitive and required different types of problem solving to figure out. I finished it in 4 or 5 hrs time and my only regret is that it is over. Beautiful game from start to finish. Thank you to the developers. Can’t wait to see what else you do!
Great Scroll-and-Tap Adventure Game
I hope more adventure games like this one get published. The story I didn’t care much for but the adventure aspect of it all and the puzzles were fun. The puzzles are intertwined with the story very well and are not too hard but still somewhat obtuse so it’s not too easy either.
CONS: A couple of the puzzles were brute forcible; some of the buttons to play audio were spammable, so the audio would stutter over itself with multiple taps; An occasional typo which didn’t seem intentional; The in-game link to leave a review must be incorrect because the app store fails to direct to the page when that link is used; Only has swipe/manual scrolling; The ending of the story feels unintentionally comedic in a dark way that doesn’t quite match the vibe; You play a character but have no impact on the outcome of the story.
PROS: Seemingly unique. This is the first game like this that I’ve ever run into; Has a few small easter eggs here and there add a kind of humor to the experience; Chapter elements are well synced; Additional media fits the aesthetic; Puzzles very well intertwined with the story and media. None of the cons are bad enough to destroy the overall experience.
Fantastic Updated Interactive Fiction
I am a diehard fan of interactive fiction, and love the rare occasions when someone adapts it to touchscreen. It is disappointing how much of what’s out there is just choose-your-own-adventure, without the puzzles that make great IF so addicting. This game hits the sweet spot of all the good things about IF, nicely blended with graphics, a good story, and some thoughtful puzzles done well, without overdoing the graphics and keeping it a text-based game, but without the pesky typing that turns so many people off of IF.
I really wish the developers would stay on this track. I’ve been hoping that someone would adapt the truly great IF games (Counterfeit Monkey, Anchorhead, etc) for touchscreen- maybe it’s these guys.
I’m knocking off a star because of one truly badly clued puzzle- opening the music box. Almost every step of clueing to open it was tenuous or plain nonsensical. Many people will either give up or resort to a walkthrough unless you re-clue many of the steps for solving that puzzle. Every other puzzle was well-designed, but that one was SO bad that it really hurt the game.
Thanks so much for this really absorbing experience. Keep it up!
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- Patrones y Escondites S.L.
- 1.1 GB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.15.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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