As much as E3 can generate that sad feeling in your socks, it’s important to remember that our world of gaming is FAR bigger and more interesting than that awful corporate circlejerk. And what better example to land before my eyes than Sarah Crossman’s Master Reboot. From concept to art style to the wonderful trailer, it’s a breath of fresh, creepy air. Created with the desire to explore the concept of life after death in the form of saved, explorable memories, this is a first-person “psychological puzzle adventure”, and it looks splendid.
The game is set in the Soul Cloud, a server that contains the data of your soul and memories. You’re dead, but you’re in a perpetual existence with the memories of your choosing. You can live out your favourite moments, forever. But, well, watch the video. Make sure to watch it to the end:
Yes, so, things perhaps aren’t quite as perfect as was suggested. In fact, after a sense of anxiety begins to overwhelming your idyll, you pass out and awake having had your memories wiped from you. As such, you begin exploring your own memories in order to try to piece your life back together. While being pursued by the Cloud’s virus checker, determined that you’re an anomaly that must be removed.
It all sounds intriguing, and moreso thanks to the gorgeous art style. So, as you’d expect, it’s on Greenlight.