30 July 2012
Gaming Genres: Platformer, Exploration
Story Genres: Drama
Graphical Styles: 3D, Cartoon, Realism
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X
Pricing Model: Free
Developer(s): Robert Yang, Mohini Dutta, Ben Norskov
Publisher(s): Robert Yang, Mohini Dutta, Ben Norskov
Initial Release Date: May 8, 2012 (beta)
Website(s): Homepage, Thesis, Official Blog Post
Souvenir is a first-person video game about growing up and leaving home. The disorientation of becoming an adult is reflected in the surreal M.C. Escher-inspired world with multiple gravities. As the player delves into the fragmented world of her childhood memories, she chooses certain "souvenirs" to take with her to adulthood, to form the narrative of her coming of age.
Buggy, unfinished, and hard to control the jumping/flying mechanic but still powerful. Worth checking out if you are a fan of Yang's unique storytelling.