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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.

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What Remains ROM 1.0 released!

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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.

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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.

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

Visit the game's page for more info!

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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.

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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!

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