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Anamorphine: Surreal Introspection Through Mental Illness

Anamorphine: Surreal Introspection Through Mental Illness

Anamorphine: Surreal Introspection Through Mental Illness

To quote Monty Python: And now for something completely different


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Content Advisory: Although the game features no combat or violence it does explore themes of mental health, depression, and loss.

Here we have a game without dialog, text, UI, voiceover or action. The narrative is driven solely by motion and sight.

Played in first-person, Anamorphine is a surreal exploration game. You play Tyler, who is locked in post-traumatic denial.

Tyler’s wife, Elena, has suffered an unknown trauma that has left her slipping into depression. Tyler is unable to help her. Snapshots of happier days dance through his head. He’s plagued by dream-like memories that contort and bleed into each other.

In his mind, Tyler also revisits a succession of milestones that define his relationship with Elena.The surreal environment changes in fantastic ways to represent his inner feelings.

Tyler has two choices. He can come to terms with the past and find a way to move on, or be consumed by his memories.

Anamorphine will launch January 16th on Windows, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation 4 and Playstation VR.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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