Juggler Games sent out a press release today showing off a new trailer for My Memory of Us. The historically-inspired action platformer was shown off at PAX East back in March and is now headed to Gamescom later this month. The Polish studio is bringing the title to PC at a yet unannounced time and price but it’s far enough along for a public demo at these big gaming festivals.
My Memory of Us centers around a pair of incredibly close friends fighting through unthinkable circumstances. As a war fought with robots wages on, the Evil King decided to split up the population of his country. The marked ones were placed in annexed area cut off by a huge wall. The young duo will have to dodge the unblinking eyes of the robot army all the while coping with the horrors around them.
The gameplay features 2.5D platforming mixed with stealth and puzzle elements. Each character has their own special abilities, and in an interesting twist, you can control both of them at once. The narrative is said to be simple yet quite deep considering the inspiration for the game. There’s a lot of weight with the history of Jewish ghettos in Poland from World War II.
The press release also mentions these following features:
- Beautiful, sketch-like visuals – Graphics inspired by naïve art.
- Pair mechanics – Take control of two characters with different skills and abilities, or control them as a pair.
- Friendship and love in dangerous times – A grotesque tale mixed with bittersweet humor.
- Moving story with deeper meaning – The events shown in the game are based on actual stories from the Jewish ghetto in German-occupied Poland during World War II.
- The language of symbols – A dialogue system built around simplistic images.
- Little friends in a scary world – Solve various logical puzzles in 2.5D.
- Reflective story – Touching plot based on historical realities.
With some gorgeous artwork, a plot based around a deep friendship, and an exploration of some complex realities, My Memory of Us definitely doesn’t need anymore to stand out. Here’s hoping that the game can do justice to the tales of all those who lost their life in the annexed parts of Poland during the war, even if it is abstracted with robots and childlike whimsy.
You can take a look a trailer below and see what you think: