Back Then is a yet unseen take in the videogame industry about an elderly poet diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, dealing not only with how our elders and their families change and learn to adapt to this newfound unavoidable and inevitable loss of memory and identity, but also show players that there is more to these situations than simple forgetfulness as we age.

Thomas Eilian is an elderly poet and writer diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Bound to only move around in a wheelchair, he finds himself alone for what seems like years roaming an empty house. “The clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”

Key Features:

  • In-depth narrative and storytelling experience.
  • Creative gameplay mechanics related to Alzheimer’s and forgetfulness, where the character starts to remember (and forget) his past and present.
  • Inspired by real events and stories of people with Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases, told by family members and loved ones.
  • Focus on interactivity, grab, interact with everything and learn as much as possible.
  • Scientific breakdown via collectibles about Alzheimer's.

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    Outriders
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Thomas Eilian is an elderly poet and writer diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Bound to only move around in a wheelchair, he finds himself alone for what seems like years roaming an empty house. “The clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.”

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Back Then - Devblog #9 | Foundation

Back Then - Devblog #9 | Foundation

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The title of this particular blog is "Foundation", as that is what the team and I are focused on doing at the moment, building our studio foundation so...

Back Then - Teaser Trailer

Back Then - Teaser Trailer

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‘Back Then’ is a short atmospheric first-person adventure game, with elements of detective exploration, mystery, and themes of self-discovery.

Back Then - Devblog #8 | Elapse

Back Then - Devblog #8 | Elapse

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If we had to describe 2019 in a word, that would be it. Looking back, the past year has without a doubt been a roller-coaster. There’s been ups, and...

Back Then - Devblog #7 | Stride

Back Then - Devblog #7 | Stride

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The month of November brings a lot of good news and great strides by the team. From conventions to us winning an award to country-wide national coverage...

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Argoon
Argoon

Parabéns pessoal não desistam, portugal necessita de mais gente como vós a fazer jogos.

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Argeomer
Argeomer

Portugal newspapper right there. Im proud

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Firebal69 Creator
Firebal69

We were very honored to have such a huge opportunity in showing people that not all videogames are about violence, some of them, have a message :)

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Argeomer
Argeomer

indeed. But even the ones with a lot of senseless violence have an intention behind it. It's how a lot of people relief their stress. You could have a sandbag to punch but not everyone has it, so games are really good for that.
And many games now have a beautiful message and important one as the base of the game. Like this game for e.g :) I congratulate the whole team for their work

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Firebal69 Creator
Firebal69

Of course, violent games have a spot in the market, like every other game/movie or book. It's entertainment at it's purest, and people have different tastes :)
Doom 2016 was my GOTY that year, because of what you just said, it's stress relief!
Appreciate the comments!

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Argeomer
Argeomer

e só agora me apercebi que és português também xD desculpa

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Argeomer
Argeomer

Uuuuh i really want to play Doom 2016 xD saw so many good memes about it.
Always here to support great projects and the good people working on it

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