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Posted: 13 days ago, last updated 6 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

A Memoir Blue is a narrative game about an athlete's relationship with her mother. It's a story told through a dream, which you move along by interacting with everyday objects. It stands out for the metaphorical use of visual styles and the poignant territory of how success and failure are so closely linked and how parents inevitably struggle to support childhood passions.

Play is minimal but purposeful. Amongst other things, you push coins into a ticket machine, tap to board a train and place planks of wood to bridge a river. Other times you guide the rain to fall on a newspaper that then reveals a memory.

As you progress, you settle into not being responsible for that progress. As you do a story unfolds about the highs of sporting glory and the lows of isolation and the loneliness that was needed to create that success.

The result is a game that some may find, like Florence, too much like a movie. But actually, this is why it's interesting. Your light interactions implicate you in the narrative. You are involved in the tragic obsession with performance and reach for any hope that might help your character escape this. By the end, there is more here than there appeared as the experience leaves you with plenty to reflect upon in your own life.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/03/2022

Price: 25% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative (Adventure and Point-and-Click)

Developer: Cloisters I (@Cloisters_I)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.

Rated for younger players in the US.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. It's a slow game (that's almost not a game). You need to have the skill of interpreting what's happening on the screen and relating that to the story. Not so much so you can progress, but so the emotions of the game make sense.

CostsCosts

A Memoir Blue usually costs £3.49 to £7.20. 

A Memoir Blue

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our A Memoir Blue Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Cloisters_I) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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