‘Remember Me’ a game formally known as ‘Adrift’ back in 2011 when the game was announced by publishers Capcom and newly founded developers DONTNOD Entertainment.
Adrift was announced at Gamescom 2011, a code name for Remember Me by the developers and re-named leading up to Gamescom 2012 this year. At Gamescom 2011 Adrift, now Remember Me, released a teaser trailer for the game currently in development, which can be seen bellow.
The developers, DONTNOD just recently founded and getting a break by publishers Capcom, really struck it lucky with also creating a damn interesting game. The Remember Me trailer got me sitting up in my chair and lifting an eye brow to this game, that really struck ‘unique’ out of the park.
The plot synopsis for Remember Me is as follows:
Set in Neo-Paris, 2084.
Personal memories can now be digitised, bought, sold and traded. The last remnants of privacy and intimacy have been swept away in what appears to be a logical
progression of the explosive growth of social networks at the beginning of the 21st century.
The citizens themselves have accepted this surveillance society in exchange for the comfort only smart technology can provide.
This memory economy gives immense power over society to just a handful of people.
Remember Me is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories.
The authorities, fearful of her knowledge and capabilities arrested Nilin and wiped her memory clean. After her escape from prison, Nilin sets out on a mission to recover her identity, helped by her last and only friend.
This search for her past leads to her being hunted by the very people that created this surveillance society.
That sets the stage for what type of game this is and the not typical setting or plot it will completely re-envision the uniqueness a game can produce. Capcom publishers have always made their developers have their freedom and helped only where help is needed, not where it is not, like some publishers.
This makes a fantastic playing ground for new developing companies like DONTNOD to set up shop and create innovative games that spark imaginative creativity. Remember Me is the epidemy of that and the work developed shows over trailers and gameplay demos. Which both can be seen bellow.
The news of this game came in a time where many people where still going ape over E3 titles and show stoppers. Remember Me came off the back of that at Gamescom 2012 and still stole some of the spot light away from the other attention titles.
IGN, known for its great information about all things game related managed to get a detailed interview with the developers DONTNOD behind Remember Me. The detailed interview is shown bellow.
The gameplay Remember Me boasts is something of a 3rd person Mirror’s Edge style along with a dark story, at least that’s what it is to my eyes. Although with the setting of a technology hungry future Neo-Paris that really disstress the fact that this game can not be compared to any other game out today.
Information for Remember Me can be followed via their website or their Facebook pages. Links can be found bellow.
DONTNOD’S website – http://www.dont-nod.com/
DONTNOD’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/DONTNOD.Entertainment
Remember Me’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Remembermegame
For now I hope that DONTNOD continue to develop extremely interesting and all round unique games in the future. Remember Me is set for a May 2013 launch, any information I find until then will be forwarded to here, I assure you.
Live Long, Game Hard.