Come Back: Point-and-click about domestic violence out now
French indie studio Team NoLan, composed of four freshly out-of-school students, has just released the game Come Back: Chapter 1 for PC, Mac and Linux.
It’s available now on Steam, Itch.io and GameJolt. This myst-like tackles the issue of domestic violence by telling the story of a person who wakes up on a beach with absolutely no idea on where he is. He finds out that his partner had left him puzzles and notes everywhere with indications about where to find her.
“We wanted to do a game about the issue of domestic violence to try to raise awareness on the subject, but we also wanted a game that is fun and interesting to play.” said Edwin Haragova, game designer and co-founder of Team NoLan. “To resolve this touchy equation we decided to tell the story through the prism of someone in a dissociative fugue state, so you can enter deeper in his blocked mind by solving puzzles and reading notes.”
Dissociative fugue is a psychological state in which a person loses awareness of their identity after a sudden trauma and experience unexpected travels. This means that people who experience a dissociative fugue may suddenly find themselves in a random place, such as on the beach or at work, with no memory of how they got there.
Players will have to solve the many difficult puzzles left both on Gull Island and Wrecked Island available in the first chapter if they want to learn more about themselves. This is the beginning of a tale about trust and identity where they will discover many original scenes drawn by two artists with a truly atypical artstyle that use only a few tints to paint this dream world. You can find Come Back Chapter One on Steam