A MAZE. / Berlin 2024

13th International Games and Playful Media Festival


by Abby Yaffe & Isaac io Schankler (United States of America)

Genre: Visual Novel

Follow me and my mother meander through a Green Mountain. For a while we've taken root up in the Vert, we've found its nooks and crannies, its secrets and codes, and we're here to show you! While circling of themes of death, grief, parenthood, and rebirth, Retrograde is a brief visual novel that tries to pull as much power out of its genre as its trail-blazing hands can grab onto. Accompanied by the subtle but permeating music of Isaac Schankler, Retrograde brings players from its beginning to end not just in play experience but in the parsing of a poetically written visual novel.

Platform: Web