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Forgotten, Not Lost - A Kinetic Novel

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Otaku Aniverse - Forgotten, Not Lost has two of the most important qualities needed to make a visual novel great. The most important part of any visual novel is a strong and thought provoking story that draws out emotions in the reader. This visual novel has a solid story that conveys an important message and puts you in the shoes of the main character. Another important feature that should be present in any visual novel is art that compliments the story and emotions. The art in this visual novel is simple but helps to set the mood as it was intended. I highly recommend this to visual novel fans who enjoy emotional stories and simple yet beautiful art.

SUBALTERN GAMING - Forgotten, Not Lost is a great accomplishment for effectively instilling varying emotions into the writing and overall package of the game and successfully conveying this to the player. While the topic of dementia is sad in itself, it is handled well here and not overly pandering. The author of the story, Darren Kwok, based it off actual experiences caring for someone with dementia. Afterthought Studios’ in concert with the motto of Touching Hearts Through Words, created this short kinetic novel. It is a mature title backed by a mature–in professionalism at least–company. It’s short and inexpensive, and a great example of an indie title matching big-budget talent.

Fuwanovel - It does what few VNs manage to do, by tackling a serious health, and psychological issue, in a very real, and relatable way.

Hayurika - ... the story does leave the player with a deep feeling for the farmer and his illness, hopefully helping raise more awareness about dementia and Alzheimer’s in the long run.

VNVortex - The art of the game is quite simplistic, but it fits the sorrowful theme very nicely – same can also be said for the music, which complements the whole package neatly.

Meru's Reviews - The music (which I liked a lot), character sprites, and backgrounds are quite simple and subdued, but fittingly so, given the themes and setting, and they work together with the words to evoke a bittersweet atmosphere that veers between joyful and gloomy along with the protagonist’s changing moods.


About the GameAn old farmer lives with his wife - However, he hasn't quite been himself lately. His mind wanders off, he forgets his daily routine and he often brings up things from the past.

Forgotten, Not Lost comes from the creators of A More Beautiful World and is a kinetic novel that tackles the theme of dementia and is a visual novel that hopes to bring tears into our readers' eyes, especially those who have gone through similar situations when dementia or Alzheimer's has claimed the memory of a loved one.

Set in a medieval world, take the role of a farmer, who has dementia and is slowly forgetting details of his life to the heartache of his elderly wife... Or is it that simple?

The author of the story, Darren Kwok, based it off actual experiences caring for someone with dementia - Afterthought Studios' in concert with our motto of Touching Hearts Through Words, created this short kinetic novel.

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Afterthought Studios
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Afterthought Studios
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http://afterthoughtstudios.org

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: XP
  • Processor: 1Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1920x1080
  • Storage: 167 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

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  • Processor: 1Ghz
  • Graphics: 1920x1080
  • Storage: 167 MB available space
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Forgotten, Not Lost - A Kinetic Novel reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
A very sad Story about an old Man suffering from Dementia. ... It's really distressing how, from the Man's Point of view, you witness him not remembering the simplest but also most important Things. The Man lives with his Wife in an old Farm and several times he forgets, for example, that the old Cow they had is already Death. And yet he keeps going out and realizes-The good Cow doesn't exist anymore. Constantly you read how hard he has it to move and and and and ... The whole Game leaves you depressed and thoughtful. You should really use the Time you have with your Friends, Relatives ... Or you should generally enjoy the Youth-Unfortunately, this is all transient. --History is completed in under an Hour. It's a pure Story with No Choices. --Pictures are not many, but good--Soundtrack is also beautiful and fitting. Greeting
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Microsoft from Russian
Forgotten, Not Lost-a good game, but it is very suffering from the expectation that it could be... But it didn't work out. At First, the story is intriguing: we see the world through the eyes of an elderly man suffering from dementia, and powerless to observe how he unsuccessfully fights with the disease and old age-forgets his beloved wife, can not bring the spoon to the mouth, not spilling all the contents, and Memories clings to the past, where he is still young, and all is well. A Sharp return to the sullen reality is felt like a bucket of cold water behind the collar-both for the hero and for the player. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1312375567 Plot is filled with memories of a couple: cheerful, romantic, important only for them two, and painful-sad, which would like to forget, but the story without them will not Full. As Theseus, who lost the guiding thread of Ariadne, the hero rushes on the edge of consciousness, trying to separate the truth from the dream, to remember his life again and keep it in mind for at least an hour. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1312374839 And Then the plot makes an unexpected turn, and these themes retreat into Twilight, and the novella of a realistic, bitter story with a bright hope at the end goes into the category of mysticism-very naïve and Poorly realized mysticism. I will not spoiler this change, although it is very easy to predict in the course of history. The Finale causes light light sadness and creates a smile, and yet it is not the same story that we originally read, which I expected to see. Sadly, but the story turn left me... Cheated. And disappointed. So I can't recommend it to other players. Forgotten, Not Lost-a short beautiful story with an interesting tie and naïve storyline, and her money, in general, is worth it. Just do not expect from her real depth and drama, as I waited, and will not be disappointed. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1312372775
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