Posts Tagged ‘xra’

Memory of a Broken Dimension glitching into 2017

Memory of a Broken Dimension [official site] is slated to finally launch in 2017. We’ve been cooing over its corrupted digital world since ooh 2012 and I’ve almost been happy with Memories existing in that idea space, something pleasant-sounding always just over the horizon. That said, I’m wholly up for picking through a computer system analysing and exploring scanned worlds transmitted from… I don’t even know where. Somewhere eerie and (hopefully?) empty. Read the rest of this entry »

Spooky Computing: Memory of a Broken Dimension

Hey--you break it, you get cursed by computer ghosts forever.

We’ve all downloaded something weird from the Internet because the cool kids were doing it. That’s one of the points of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, even. But with Memory of a Broken Dimension, you get an unsettling mystery. It’s presented as an emulator for an old operating system, with strange programs you need to coax into life by tap-tappy-tapping in commands. It’s also a first-person puzzle-platformer, exploring wonky fragmented scenes where it’s not clear whether they’re glitching out because of corrupted data or something sinister. It’s an Internet ghost story, and it looks ace in a new trailer.

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Command Shrine: Memory Of A Broken Dimension

We’ve peered at the glitchy, distorted Memory of a Broken Dimension before but an insightful post over at Eurogamer alerts me that a new playable version is now available, featuring the first-person sections that follow the nightmarish command line opening. It does tickle the memories – of DOS and directories – and there is something dark and dangerous lurking between the static bursts and confused mechanics of its shattered world. You can play online or download, for either Mac or Windows, and I suggest that you do so as soon as all of the light has withdrawn from your corner of the world. I haven’t played a game that so effectively uses my screen, mouse and keyboard as the functional part of its fictional user interface since Uplink.