Memoranda

Memoranda is a game about forgetting and being forgotten!
A point and click adventure game with magic realism elements that tells the story of a young lady who gradually realizes she is forgetting her own name. Is she really losing her memory or is there something else that could explain the strange circumstances?
The story happens in a quiet little town where a few ordinary and strange characters live together. Including a World War II surviving soldier to an elephant taking shelter in a man’s cottage hoping to become a human. There is one thing all these characters have in common: they are losing something. It could be a name, a husband or even someone’s sanity!
The story is inspired by various Haruki Murakami short stories that describe a surreal world full of lonely characters.

Features

- A classic 2D point and click adventure game in a magic realism setting.
- Unique and beautiful hand-drawn full-HD 2D graphics.
- Inspired by many of Haruki Murakami’s short stories.
- Original soundtrack with more than 15 tracks.
- Thousands of lines of dialog with English voice over.
- Meet more than 35 characters in 40 different locations.
Minimum Requirements
OS: 7+
Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 800 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Additional Notes: Mouse
Minimum Requirements
OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later
Processor: Intel Core Duo
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
Storage: 800 MB available space
Additional Notes: Mouse
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later
Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: OpenGL-capable graphics card with valid driver and with at least 512 MB VRAM
Storage: 800 MB available space
Additional Notes: Mouse
  • Memoranda is a unique and interesting game. There is something both beautiful and sad to this story which draws you into its surreal world. With over 30 different characters and locations there is plenty to explore, and I definitely enjoyed it the more I played it. However, just make sure you have a pen and paper handy for those puzzles!

  • Gorgeous visuals, an evocative soundtrack and a dreamy, magical realist vibe are hindered by poorly designed puzzles that hinge more on mad trial and error rather than actual observation. A unique experience that falls short of greatness.

  • Memoranda is an enjoyable game that simultaneously benefits from the exploratory nature of the adventure genre whilst being held back by the inevitable repetition that puzzle-solving requires. It stands as a beautiful and literary engagement with an important genre of contemporary fiction that gently interrogates our sense of self identity. If that sounds a little dry, it also has an opera-singing cat and a puzzle that involves cleaning up vomit. Quirky and charming, I would recommend it to players looking for something different, but be prepared to fall back on a walkthrough during its more obscure moments.

  • Despite it’s wonderful art style, great soundtrack and beautiful story, Memoranda throws a great number of illogical puzzles at you; and that’s what ruins a point and click adventure game.

  • Point and click adventure game inspired upon Haruki Murakami´s short tales. Good story and fresh and beautiful hand drawn visuals, but the game is extremely difficult due to it´s twisted and fuzzy logic and abuse of pixel hunting. Enjoyable game if you have the patience enough to face it´s huge challenge.

  • Memoranda could be a lovely adventure, but it fails to propose an intriguing narrative and a fair challenge. Most of the time, it seems that the puzzles lie on a logic that does not fit entirely with what the game is showing, nor with what the characters are doing or saying. All in all it is a sufficient adventure, but it could have been much more.

  • Games Master UK

    A somewhat memorable escapade, but you'll need plenty of resolve if you're to reach its conclusion. [March 2017, p.76]

  • Surrealism and graphic adventures are a complicated match, but Memoranda is interesting and has some really cool moments. It's also a nice tribute to Murakami's work.

  • An intriguing, if routine, adventure game where opera-singing cats and the ghosts of WWII soldiers are commonplace. [Issue#259, p.63]

  • Teeth gnashing frustration prevents Memoranda from being the great game it appears to be, despite its wonderful story and puppet-like art style.

  • Memoranda has a nice art style with a story that features a few intriguing concepts, but the high level of difficulty and the nonsensical nature of the puzzles will frustrate all but the most dedicated adventure game fans.

  • Memoranda means well, but fails to execute by relying on verbatim Murakami references and contrived logic.

  • Too many of the old adventure game stumbling blocks (inconsistent progression, unclear or obfuscating clues, unmarked dead ends) prevent this homage to Murakami’s short stories ever hitting the stride its aesthetics deserve.

  • The only positive aspect of the game is its inspiration by Murakami works. Otherwise Memoranda is just a mix of illogical puzzles with a story that sometimes loses the way.

  • CD-Action

    Memoranda’s art style is wonderful but the game has huge problems with communicating what and why you should be doing. Most of the time I simply didn’t know where I should go and who I should talk to. [03/2017, p.54]

  • Memoranda has a charming aesthetic and an alluring atmospheric soundtrack, but narrative shortcomings and its flawed puzzles make it a frustrating experience. While its world is interesting at a glance, the game quickly loses its luster as the narrative becomes as directionless as its puzzle design.

  • Memoranda is visually stunning with an inviting atmosphere, but the lack of both plot and puzzle logic is too great to overcome.

  • The word "illogical" has always been the bane of adventure games, but Memoranda takes it to new extremes by extending it to its setting and narrative in addition to its gameplay.

  • Old school adventure games usually have challenges that either tie into the story or make the solution even more sweet as you get to continue the narrative. Memoranda rarely achieves either of these goals.

Memoranda
$14.99 $6.37
Title: Memoranda
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Released: 25 January 2017
Developer: Bit Byterz
Publisher: Digital Dragon
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