Back Then is a first-person narrative game journey taking place in the mind of Thomas Eilian, an elderly writer diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. The gameplay, presented in first-person perspective, is story-driven and is heavily focused on interactions, puzzles and detective exploration.
Stuck in a Wheelchair, players find themselves lost in a house, discovering more about Thomas and his family by unlocking new rooms, collectibles, objectives and puzzles. Together, both the player and Thomas attempt to discover who they are, listening to the monologues of Thomas and his family, detailing their own struggles and perspectives of the situation at hand.
Players traverse through the four seasons of the year, going back and forth between the House and Dreamlike Sequences as Thomas attempts to unravel what his life meant.
Back Then is a game for people who are in search of unconventional and new story-rich experiences.
It appeals to a more general audience, emphasizing on the game's atmosphere, soundtrack, and narrated-exploration to deliver players a poetic and emotional story.
Back Then is a story about Time, Death, and who we become when we forget who we are.
Through this story we hope to make as many people as we can uncomfortable, but aware to the reality of millions around the world diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
It's been quite a while since we posted anything here, but development is going strong and well!
We at Outriders have released the latest trailer for Back Then, a narrative-driven videogame about an elderly writer diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
It's been quite the long and arduous journey, but we're getting closer and closer to the finish line, and I couldn't be more grateful for all that has happened these past years - the good, the bad, and everything in between.
Making this game has taught me many lessons, and it's been a constant uphill battle. But time and time again, I remember the reasons I started making it in the first place - and to whom. I hoped to have this game ready while my grandparents were still alive, but unfortunately I lost both my grandfathers these last two years, and one of my grandmothers due to Alzheimer's.
I will always love them, and it's to our families that we dedicate Back Then.
That said, we hope you enjoy this new trailer!
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