Reading a Haruki Murakami novel is truly a one-of-a-kind experience and now you can go a step further and immerse yourself in a video game inspired by the works of the Japanese literary genius. Memoranda is a point and click adventure game that’s about to be released this 25 January 2017, after a successful Kickstarter Project in 2015 by Digital Dragon Games.
The hand-drawn animation will transport players into a dreamy European town, filled with eccentric characters and storylines.
The story follows a young woman who slowly realises that she is losing her memory (she can’t even remember her own name) and Memoranda refers to the sticky notes that she uses as reminders to herself. Everyone else in the town also appear to be on the verge of losing something, but is there something bigger at play to explain the phenomenon?
With thousands of dialogue lines and more than 35 characters in 40 different locations, players will spend time talking to other characters and solving puzzles around the town.
The game wasn’t based on any particular Murakami story, but what the creators hoped to do was to let players experience a feeling similar to what readers get from the books. The dreamy setting, unique animation and comprehensive original soundtrack will transport you into a world reminiscent of Kafka On The Shore, Norwegian Wood and the like.