Get ready to revisit your childhood memories and confront loss in the upcoming release of Know By Heart for the Nintendo Switch.
From Russia-based studio Ice-Pick Lodge, the sentimental adventure follows the journey of childhood friends who are reunited after spending a long time apart. But this joyous reunion is soon interrupted by something out of their control.
Set in a quiet, post-Soviet provincial town, players will take on the role of Misha, a protagonist stuck in a monotonous dead-end job. But when his school crush returns to town, Misha regains hope of escaping his daily life. The brief episode of the town’s life is interwoven with the story of Misha and his gang of childhood friends, who must rekindle their friendship and revisit old memories. However, their bonds and memories are soon threatened when people start to mysteriously lose all memory of their loved ones.
Featuring 5 hours of sentimental adventure, Know By Heart is a game that combines an emotional plot with non-linear elements and several endings. The atmosphere of a post-Soviet town is captured through the game’s evocative mini-games and piano soundtrack composed in modern neoclassical style. The game mechanics represent the thoughts and memories of the protagonist, providing players with a unique and immersive experience.
The project is the work of Ayrat Zakirov, the technical director of Ice-Pick Lodge, known for other games such as Pathologic 2, Knock-Knock, and The Void. The game has already received recognition from several review sites and industry events and has been nominated for awards for its exceptional narrative and music.
If you’re a fan of sentimental adventures and immersive gaming experiences, Know By Heart for the Nintendo Switch is a must-play. Get ready to journey down memory lane and confront loss when the game releases on March 9, 2023.