Delve Into Mental Illness with Latest Anamorphine Trailer

December 1, 2017Written by Elizabeth Henges

anamorphine gameplay

Indie developer Artifact 5 has released a gameplay oriented trailer for Anamorphine, releasing for PlayStation 4, PSVR, and other VR systems next year. Anamorphine is a narrative title that deals with mental illness, and the game’s imagery and gameplay represent Tyler’s painful memories. This title will be shown during the PlayStation Experience next week.

Here is the Anamorphine gameplay trailer:

It’s a bit of a misnomer as Anamorphine doesn’t have much gameplay, but it’s a good look at the game’s imagery.

Artifact 5 provides more information on Anamorphine:

Snapshots of happier days dance through Tyler’s head. When your own mind is against you, where else can you turn?

Tyler, a young man in post-traumatic denial, revisits a succession of milestones that define his relationship with his wife Elena, who falls victim to an accident that robs her of her livelihood and emotional outlet. Tyler’s mental turmoil warps his past as he struggles to come to terms with his guilt and inability to help Elena when she quietly slips into depression.

Told with no dialogue or action button, Anamorphine’s narrative comes together through Tyler’s dream-like memories, contorting and bleeding into each other with his mental state. Will you confront the past and try to find a way to move on, or will you let it consume you?

Unique Features

  • Movie-like emotional impact through gameplay
  • Player moves the story forward purely through movement and sight
  • No action button, text, UI, voice-over or cut scenes

Anamorphine will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PSVR, and other VR devices on January 16, 2018. A demo of the title will be at the PlayStation Experience, December 9-10.