Capcom and DONTNOD’s Remember Me is one of the genuinely freshest and most intriguing Triple A titles to come this year. Set in a fictionalised future Paris, it tells the disturbing tale of a future imperfect, one where memories are bought and sold. At the heart of this is Memorize, the company that made this mind-meddling all possible.
In 2013 it is safe to say that memories are the last private and intimate pieces of ourselves that haven’t been uploaded to social media for others to see.
Everyday, everything we see, hear, touch and smell is stored in real time in our brains. Our memories define who we are.
In 2084 this final barrier has been brought down by Memorize, a Paris based corporation, and their brain implant known as the Sensen.
Through the Sensen, Memorize owns the most intimate and personal data of 99% of the population. Citizens are aware of Memorize’s control but are willing to accept it because of the pleasure that memory sharing and deletion has to offer. However, there are a small number of activists who choose to fight against Memorize; they are known as the Errorists.
There’s a new interactive journal that charts the life of Antoine Cartier-Wells, the creator of the Sensen memory technology that exists in Remember Me’s dark and dystopian future. It’s a thorough look at the century leading up to the game’s events, and is more than worth a look if you have even the remotest interest in the game.
And you should. Sit down and enter Remember Me’s world here. Remember Me is hitting PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 early next month.
Last Updated: May 15, 2013