Nostalgia as a concept can be encountered in many video games and other artistic media. However, it is usually utilized to evoke positive emotions, not examined or explored philosophically. NOSTALGIE is an attempt to capture and explore a nostalgic moment from my past as honestly as possible.

    NOSTALGIE was developed using Unreal Engine 5 and was released for PC on February 28th 2023. You can play it here:



    The game starts out as a simple retro platformer. However, over time, increasing background voices and the camera panning back reveal to the player that they are not playing a retro game but instead listening to a heated argument between the parents of the character actually playing the game. There is no win state and no score, players can only wait for the game to end as the shouting increases in volume.