• Register

What Remains is an 8-bit game for the emblematic 1985 NES console, blending visual novel and adventure elements in a story translating real events from the 80s into an epic quest to save the world. As the story unravels, your life in Sunny Peaks transforms dramatically, and you start uncovering a dark secret threatening everyone. But no despair, your best friend is by your side... as well as a very helpful cat.

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

What Remains ROM 1.0 released!

wr logo red


What Remains is an 8-bit interactive fiction and adventure video game about environmental issues, the manipulation of public opinion, and whistleblowing. It is distributed on recycled video game cartridges for the original 1985 NES and ROM file download. The game story is based on a two year long research seeking to identify several strategies used to delay industry regulation and manipulate public opinion during the 80s. More specifically, we explored ways to show the strategies used by a.o. the oil and tobacco industry to spread false information and doubt, influencing public opinion in order to delay new regulations to protect the public and the environment. These same strategies are still used today, by industries and governments, creating a huge obstacle to effectively act on the threat of global warming.

The game is developed for the original NES hardware. The ROM is fully playable in most NES emulators and NES flashcards. The source code and the tools created for the development of the game will be published soon after the game release.

What Remains 03

backgrounds

Next to the ROM download, a limited run of 80 recycled cartridges is being produced by reusing and repurposing original components, in line with the project's concept and scope.

CB test08 2 omgfliterz

DnD462KX0AAHCOi

It was a great project to work on, we hope you enjoy playing it!

Visit the game's page for more info!

What Remains 06

Comments
TheRenegadist
TheRenegadist

I'd love to get my hands on an actual cartridge, I clicked on the "game page" button but it just led me here.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
iodinedynamics Creator
iodinedynamics

Oh yeah we need to make that more obvious!

All the info is here: Iodinedynamics.com

Sorry about that, we will edit the post to make it more clear, thanks for the feedback!

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Twitter

Latest tweets from @remwhat

What Remains is in this bundle, go get it :) players: 10$ minimum for a crucial cause and a ton of games/tools/asse… T.co

Jul 4 2022

parts/materials for a first batch ready to be sent to @Broke_Studio! T.co

Jul 1 2022

RT @destroyed4com4t: @remwhat It was absolutely my pleasure to play and hack your wonderful game. You did an incredible job. Loved it.

Jun 29 2022

All right. Let's resume the work on the physical release. Doing inventory of all the stuff we have already, and pre… T.co

Jun 28 2022

RT @destroyed4com4t: Added What Remains NES Game Genie Cheat Suite to my Ko-Fi Shop! Never lose at hacking and never get caught by agent… T.co

Jun 28 2022

RT @0000jordan: Played through What Remains tonight, I slept on this game way too long, it’s a really incredible NES adventure game… T.co

Jun 28 2022

RT @dale_coop: @RetroDeathRow @NESPROMagazine My personal top 10 NES homebrew games (almost in that order): Micro Mages Twin Drago… T.co

Jun 28 2022

RT @luischiruzzo: Impresionante el #whatremains de nes. No lo conocía, pero está tremendo! Hecho en 2019, con mucho estilo stranger things. @remwhat

Jun 28 2022

RT @UssurianMoose: Earlier this month, I had a conversation with Agnieszka Wodzińska from @MetropolisM about my PhD research, "Stormin… T.co

May 24 2021