By: Jordan Binder
It isn't very often that we hear of a game directly inspired by an author; let alone one as prolific as Haruki Murakami. Nonetheless, indie studio Bit Byterz is attempting just that. Their debut game Memoranda is a point-and-click adventure game that seeks to emulate the wistful, dream-like feel of Murakami's novels.
According to their KickStarter for the game, Memoranda takes place in a small European-esque town where one could enounter anything from " a WWII surviving soldier to an elephant taking shelter in a man's house hoping to become human." Everyone in the town is also tied to one common theme; they all are missing something. Be it "a name, a film reel box or someone's sanity!"
Memoranda seems to be a well focused, novel idea. The KickStarter also shows off a soundtrack and art style that are equally genuine and impressive in their own rights. You can back the KickStarter here and help support this interesting point-and-click title.