3-Fold Games announces Before I Forget
, a short narrative game about
dementia and memory loss. This will launch on July 16th on
for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This was developed with support from medical
professionals, and uses gameplay and atmosphere "to portray a confusing world
where memories elude you." Here's more:
3-Fold Games, the micro game
studio co-founded by Chella Ramanan and Claire Morwood, launches its debut game,
Before I Forget. Developed with support from medical professionals at Gaming the
Mind, Before I Forget is a short narrative game about dementia, using gameplay
and atmosphere to portray a confusing world where memories elude you. Players
interact with objects to unlock Sunita’s memories and unravel a mystery. The
game launches on
and itch.io for PC, Mac and Linux, on
16 July 2020, after being included in the June Humble Originals line-up.
3-Fold Games will be teaming up with Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading
dementia research charity, to raise awareness of dementia during World
Alzheimer’s Month this September.
Tim Parry, Director at Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia
research charity, said, “Before I Forget is a poignant evocation of a
heart-breaking condition. While the player will be left with a very real sense
of the impact of dementia, they will also leave with a lasting impression of the
person behind the diagnosis, their story and their feelings. The game is a
unique medium for bringing to life the confusion and fear of dementia, but also
reminds us of the pivotal moments in our lives that make us who we are.”
Players step into the world of Sunita - a woman living with early
onset dementia. Wandering from room to room, players discover mysterious
objects, each holding a fleeting, fragmented memory. Examine faded postcards,
scribbled notes, photographs, and more to uncover Sunita’s past, piece together
her life-story and understand her present.
- Short, first-person narrative game with an average playtime of 1 hour.
- Letters and objects trigger memories, taking players on an emotional
- A vivid cast of voice actors brings Sunita and her memories to life,
using vocal talent, including Anjali Kunapaneni and Bushra Laskar.
- Original soundtrack with emotive piano melodies by composer, Dave
- Steam bundle includes full radio play written by Chella Ramanan, as
found in snippets within the game.