It’s the weekend and… YUP! You’ve got it… It’s time for another Indie Spotlight.
I had a cute-ish game picked out for this week, but unfortunately was unable to get it to work — I’m still trying though. But that’s okay because then I came across Forget Me Not Annie, and… well… let’s just say I’m now having mixed feelings of terror and love.
Like some of the games featured on the Indie Spotlight, Forget Me Not Annie is a horror game. But, that’s definitely not all that it is. FMNA is a first person perspective game that combines the feel of horror games like Amnesia or perhaps Slender with puzzle solving mechanics similar to those of Portal — without the actual portal technology.
It starts out in an asylum, where you, playing as a little girl named Annie, are being talked to by a doctor and a rather large and creepy looking teddy bear. Once the opening cinematic is over you are tasked with learning to use telekinesis which allows you to lift and carry things in a similar manner to the Portal gun.
You are also taught how to summon the bear — named Howard — and use him to help you out.
You make your way from room to room using your telekinesis, and the environment — as well as a little help from Howard. FYI… You’re going to need all the help you can get, because some awful things are waiting for you in this place.
But! It’s okay. Because, if you can keep yourself from immediately shutting down the game the first time something makes you jump or scream, you’ll find yourself completely drawn in to a game where it’s no longer just a matter of solving a puzzle to get out of a room, but also doing it before the nightmare things come for you.