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I absolutely adored my time spent with If Found…. I knew within the first few minutes that it was going to be something truly special, earning a place in my favourite games of all time. The art from Liadh Young is stunning, the music sounds and feels like a dream and its story is unique, provocative and wonderful. Very few video games have made a true and permanent mark on my heart, but If Found… has done just that.
Through its vivid sketchbook art style and sharp writing, If Found gives a powerful, affecting story about empathy and acceptance as a young adult.
If Found is a mesmerizing commentary on the nature of failed relationships and human nature.
If Found bridges the gaps between a handful of different mediums and artistic disciplines to create a sad, poignant, ultimately uplifting tale.
Essential and powerful, but perhaps seek out the mobile version first.
Delicate illustrations depict a world slipping away in this poignant drama, with memories we're invited to help young Kasio erase
If Found... is a creative telling of a queer woman learning about herself and teaching others to accept her for who she is.
A story told with deft delicacy while not pulling any punches along the way, If Found is a gorgeous slice of storytelling told with deceptively minimal inputs and maximum talent.
The game reveals its brilliance by constantly and subtly reconfiguring the emotions behind erasure.
If Found... is a brief, distinctive, and deeply effective tale that will make you nostalgic for and reflect on some of the more troubling times of your youth. While its lack of interactivity may make it too niche for some, it is the perfect story for an afternoon in quarantine.