Path to Mnemosyne is one of the more thought-provoking indie games out there, and it’s coming to your mobile device soon, as we originally reported on earlier this month. The game is essentially about a little girl solving puzzles to recover lost memories.
It features a unique black & white visual presentation that really stands out. It looks sort of like a mix of an old-fashioned TV show and a drawing in motion.
Easily the most interesting concept is the type of sub-genre it is (aside from being a puzzle game). The game is not violent, nor is it intended to be terrifying in any way, but it’s supposed to make you feel totally uncomfortable with its hypnotic presentation.
There are many games that will make you feel discomfort, whether it’s briefly or throughout its entire runtime. But usually, there’s an obvious purpose for the discomfort, as shock or disbelief starts to kick in.
Path to Mnemosyne is trying to do it in a way that doesn’t necessarily pop out at you. This is pretty amazing and can give you a heck of a mobile experience.
A partnership with Crescent Moon Games has led to the opportunity to create the game on iOS and Android. It has previously launched for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, but this will be the first time that it makes its way to a mobile device (aside from the Switch’s Handheld Mode, I suppose).
It’s a premium title but comes at the very reasonable price of $4.99. That’s significantly cheaper than its price on Switch, where it’ll set you back $9.99.