Fun Link Friday: Bringing the Murakami-style to life in video games

Fans of Haruki Murakami know his surreal writing style well, and now there is a Kickstarter out there that seeks to bring these elements to life in the form of a point-and-click adventure game. The studio of artists, game developers, programmers, and others specifically state that the game, called Memoranda, and its magic-realism world are directly inspired by Haruki Murakami’s writing and aesthetic. The story centers on a woman who is forgetting her own name, the user acting as the protagonist in a series of puzzles and adventures to discover if she is really losing her memory or if something more bizarre is at hand. Having clicked on the trailer, to me it really does bring to life a Murakami-esque element that’s immediately palpable. What do you guys think? Check out the Kickstarter here, an article on it here, and the trailer below:

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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