If you’re in the market for a mind-bending puzzler and haven’t been taken by the 10th Anniversary drop of Q.U.B.E., then we’d highly recommend you keep an eye out for Memory’s Reach.
Coming to PC in 2023, with a current-gen console drop arriving after that (we’re going Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and possibly Nintendo Switch), Memory’s Reach will have you trying to get to grips with the truth behind an alien civilization’s disappearance.
Playing out as a first-person adventure, Memory’s Reach is the mind-bending first-person cosmic puzzle adventure that has been put together by the one-man studio 100 Stones Interactive. It’ll have you uncovering the secrets of an interstellar civilization on PC and Mac via Steam in 2023, followed by the full release on all current-generation consoles.
When it drops, expect to find a focus on the ancient alien megastructures which tower over an uncharted planet – a beautiful, awe-inspiring sight devoid of even a single sign of life. In this unfilled cemetery, among the eerie remnants of a fallen civilization, you’ll be tasked with the uncovering of a doomed world.
The usual puzzling aspects will apply; solve mind-bending puzzles, opening new pathways through the planet’s monolithic towers and cavernous interiors. Floating platforms, holographic terminals, and more form massive, intricate puzzle “rooms” barring the way forward. And progress will come as you go about recognising shapes, patterns, and logical connections while thinking vertically, horizontally, and abstractly.
You’ll also want to stay inquisitive and focused while bending the labyrinthian environment to your will. Interface with pillars of light, gravity-flipping levers, and more to awaken ancient machines. Along the way, watch for collectable secrets, lost relics, and fragmented memories telling the story of those who came before.
Memory’s Reach is the second title from 100 Stones Interactive and whilst you may not have heard of them before, they are the studio behind the award-winning, critically acclaimed puzzle adventure The Eyes of Ara. It also just so happens to be the label of solo developer Ben Droste, an industry veteran with credits including Star Wars, Spyro the Dragon, and Viva Piñata.
“The vastness of the universe and the endless possibilities for what lies beyond our telescope sparks a curiosity in me, opening pathways to new ideas,” said Droste. “I hope this game’s mystifying sights and sounds—so foreign as to seem like magic—encourages players to likewise stay curious about the world around them.”
Memory’s Reach will reveal its secrets on PC and Mac via Steam in 2023, followed by the full release on all current generation consoles.
We’ll keep you looped.