Argentina-based Matías Schmied is the solo developer behind Evan’s Remains, a charming pixel puzzler inspired by Japanese adventure games. A demo was available for the recent Steam Festival, and a teaser is still playable on itch.io for those who missed out. Evan’s Remains is summarized thus:
“Years after a boy genius named Evan disappears, a bizarre letter arrives. Evan wants a girl named Dysis to come find him. As Dysis, you’ll need to solve an intricate series of puzzles to unravel the entire mystery—and bring Evan home.”
Investigate the mystery of Evan’s disappearance as the charismatic Dysis. Solve puzzles to advance the story and stitch together answers to questions that have been lingering for years. Effervescent pixel art is complemented by a thoughtful narrative, and increasingly difficult puzzles promise a challenge. Evan’s Remains releases on June 11 for PC.