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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.

    Developer:
    Outriders
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Back Then - Official Trailer

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Hey everyone!

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.

Back Then   The Corridor



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!


For more info on the game, check:

Wishlist Back Then on Steam: store.steampowered.com/BackThen

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Back Then - Now live on steam

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Back Then - New Story Teaser

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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
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
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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