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Río Alto: Forgotten Memories

by Ambrosio

Detective
2019

(based on 6 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

Luis couldn't stop reliving that day, the very same day he decided to dig into Felisa's silences, into Juana's sadness, into Marta's lies, into Mr. Eustaquio's cowardice... into his own troubled life.

What could be worse than forgetting your own memories? Remember them again.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Current Version: 1.00
License: Commercial
IFID: Unknown
TUID: tesp53j4dq3eqrkr

Awards

35th Place - 25th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2019)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A text novel in older Latin America with an interesting graphical interface, October 9, 2019
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours
I played this game through to a death after about 30 minutes.

You play a man who has recently moved to a small town with wells, town doctors, taverns, etc.

The interface is wild. On the left is an illustrated book, with lines in slow typewriter text appearing as you make choices. You have three categories of 'inventory': thoughts, places, and things. These appear in the lower right.

The upper right contains the contents of your current location.

Actions are done by dragging inventory onto each other.

It's a good mechanic. It's slow, though, as is the typewriter text. And the game is long. And I couldn't find any way to save, and there are insta-deaths.

So I'm going to keep my rating and review as it is and maybe one day revisit this game. A save feature would help a lot!

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