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.
If Found... is a visually impressive and deeply personal experience that centers on emotional resonance above all else
Knowing that even now, in a year where everything feels like a hazy wave of terrible events, sadness and darkness, we can strive towards making a brighter future. It might've been a short experience, but If Found… made me experience something that I have missed over the last few months. For that I can only be grateful.
If Found has an incredible story to tell about finding your place in life with an added dose of science fiction, there are themes of acceptance and discovery, but the core of the story revolves around Kasio accepting who she is. Sure the conclusion is a little rushed, but that won’t stop you from feeling immersed in this truly beautiful game.
A hot topic, spectacular drawing, unusual surroundings… Good try, but If Found... lacks interactivity and fails to dive deep into the chosen topic.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Anyone interested in narrative-focused games needs to check If Found… out.