Anamorphine creates beautiful, sweeping landscapes out of hurtful memories and lost pasts, following the story of a once-loving couple who’ve been consumed by depression and darkness after an accident.
Elena has lost her livelihood and artistic outlet after an accident, and Tyler is facing his own crippling mental issues as he watches his beloved wife fall into depression while he is helpless to fix it. Tyler’s guilt now begins to warp his memories, spinning them into surreal places, unsettling lands, and visions that tell his story and visually convey the weight of his feelings.
By exploring these beautiful, melancholy places, you’ll steadily unveil the couple’s story, feeling their pain as you embrace these abstract visions of their lives and meanings to one another. It’s a heady, taxing journey despite how pretty the game can be, one even more grueling in VR, and yet it offers a powerful means of feeling the difficult emotions some may go through. Anamorphine offers a lens through which you can truly feel this story for yourself, creating a powerful experience through its visuals and lands.
Anamorphine is available for $19.99 on Steam and PS4/PSVR. For more information on the game and developer Artifact 5, you can head to the game’s site or follow them on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.