Dropped August 14, the new gameplay trailer for the World War II-inspired indie My Memory of Us stokes our morbid imaginations and gives us another taste of the wondrously sweet, horrendously bitter story that awaits us in this unexpected puzzle adventure. Developed by Juggler Games, My Memory of Us announced its release date — October 9 — with this trailer, and furthermore invoked the legendary voice of an actor no one expected to hear narrating any indie title: Captain Jean-Luc Picard (ahem) Patrick Stewart, to do so.
How Juggler Games managed to convince Patrick Stewart to do the voice-over for their indie trailer is completely beyond us, but we can only hope that his gravelly syllables will grace the game in its entirety. Since that might be too much to ask, we’re thoroughly satisfied anyway with what My Memory of Us promises, with or without the captain. Gameplay consists of logic puzzles and “pair mechanics,” where you “take control of two characters with different skills and abilities, or control them as a pair.” Plot-wise, My Memory of Us‘ Steam page offers the following teaser:
“Do you like stories? If so, then I’ll tell you one. But it won’t be just any old story. It’s going to be different, because it’s about real people, about events that are touching and horrifying even now. Let’s go back in time. It all began with a meeting between a boy and a girl who came from two different worlds. For a short time they had good laughs together, taking joy simply from each other’s company. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. War broke out – the Evil King plundered the city and his robot-soldiers appeared everywhere. Citizens were separated and some of them were marked and forced to move out of their homes and live in a place that was sealed off from the rest of the city by a huge wall. Fortunately the children were not alone – they had each other. Their friendship allowed them to stay together, even though fate seemed to try to tear them apart. That’s the story behind My Memory of Us, a game dedicated to those that were separated, but managed to find the strength to meet each other again.”
An indie about friendship in the face of terrible trials, depicted in astoundingly thoughtful and innovative art? Count us in. My Memory of Us releases on October 9 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. No matter your console, we’re not sure you’ll have a good reason to not play this one.