A first-person narrative-rich game about the struggles of living with Alzheimer's and slowly losing oneself in the familiar surroundings of the home.
You live out the daily life of a person with Alzheimer's. As you play you might realize that things are not where you left them, time might have elapsed, and you may not wholly recognize where you are. Family members will visit you, but you might find yourself losing the thread of conversation and losing track of who they are to you. Each day you get to collect pictures to put in a collage to try to make sense of the world around you.
The game explores the feelings of social isolation and confusion that those living with Alzheimer's experience.
Marlène Delrive: Creative Lead, Level Design, Visual Artist
Jordy van Opstal: Programmer, Project Manager
Ryan Wright: Narrative Design, Level Design
Iben Truelsen: Research, Playtesting
Daniel Gaard Hansen: Programmer
Mutazione is one of the stand out indie titles for the IGF nominations this year.
The finalists have been revealed for the 22nd annual awards ceremony of the Independent Games Festival, which honors the most innovative and acclaimed indie games from the past year as part of the Game Developers Conference, taking place in March in San Francisco.
The road to the IGF is long, involving an initial screening process overseen by more than 300 judges who pick finalists for several categories, from over 550 entries. Some of the indie games which stood out over the past year and to the judges, picking up several nominations, are Mutazione by developer Die Gute Fabrik and the social phenomenon Untitled Goose Game by Australian studio House House.
IGF winners will receive more than $20,000 in prizes across all categories, with the winner of the Seumas McNally Grand Prize taking home $10,000. Check out all the nominations below, for categories including Excellence in Narrative, Design, Visual Art and more. Follow and learn more about each game by visiting their profiles here on IndieDB.
On the note of awards, we recently revealed the Editor's Choice awards and who you decided to be the best upcoming indie games and overall best indie games for 2019 as part of the IndieDB Awards.
Seumas McNally Grand Prize
Excellence in Visual Art
Excellence in Audio
Excellence in Design
Excellence in Narrative
Best Student Game
Another stand-out title with several IGF nominations for 2020 is the hilarious Untitled Goose Game.
Check out the full list which includes all the honorable mentions and find out more about the Independent Games Festival on their website.