This game was truly excellent. A cut above, using the visual novel form to its maximum potential. The story was both heartfelt and necessary. It's clear that the author has put a lot of time, effort, and passion into this and I think it payed off beautifully. If you're at all interested in visual novels, and even if you aren't, you owe it to yourself to check this out.
Go and Come Back
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
A historical fiction visual novel that explores memories around the Sri Lankan civil war, set in both the past and future. Featuring a Tamil protagonist battling Alzheimer's, this is a bilingual game about remembering even when it's easier to forget. Travel across time and space in this culturally rich non-linear narrative, and piece together a story as you help someone push through theirs. A game about remembering names, even when it is easier to forget.
CONTENT WARNING: Islamophobia, Racism, Riot-related violence, flashing images
Estimated Length: 2-3 hours
Completed for Game Studio I at the NYU Game Center under the instruction of Matt Boch and Robert Yang.
Full, official release (with polished visuals, audio, and design) in Fall 2020.
Trailer edited by Kunal Shah
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The novel is long, but I'm glad it was. The story was told in such a way that all the information was relevant. Everything was wonderfully pieced together and well thought out. When you got your "aha!" moments, it felt rewarding. Made progressing through the novel fun and kept your interest. It's clear the creator put his heart and soul into this work and he delivers. Definitely worth the investment in time, you won't regret it. Good experience :)
Very cool and interesting visual novel game for even for someone like me who didn't know anything about the Sri Lankan civil war. Takes a bit of time to ramp up, but the pay off was phenomenal -- highly recommend others take a look at this project.