A girl who lost her memories has to rediscover them in order to find some meaning in her life. 

My entry to Mini Jam #54: Memories! It starts out as a visual novel, but transitions into a RPG.

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Arrow keys to move

Z to interact/progress


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Memories of Belonging EXE.rar 81 MB

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Short but sweet, it tells its story in a streamlined and effective way. Though we don't get to spend a lot of time with the MC, what we see of her felt thoroughly likable and her struggles, seen through her memories, were eminently relatable. I suppose that may vary depending on the player's experiences, but for me it hit close to home and made the conclusion more powerful-- When we're on the verge of being overwhelmed, sometimes a little perspective can make all the difference.

The transition from VN to RPG was smooth and the actual 'boss fight' reminded me a little of Earthbound in the way that the mechanics worked, which served to reinforce the game's themes. The Disneyesque font was a little distracting on the loading screens, mostly because I associated it with Disney, but that's on me and so minor that it didn't affect my overall experience. I chuckled at the shift from "determined marching" to, potentially, "unenthusiastic limping" and while it was never made explicit who the voices our heroines encountered were, their identities are ultimately beside the point. I enjoyed my brief time with Memories of Belonging!

Thank you for playing and for your feedback! I'm glad you liked it! ^^