How We Know We're Alive is a melancholy pixel-art point-and-click mystery about estranged friends, out now on iOS
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Motvind Studios has officially launched How We Know We're Alive, the Sweden-based indie studio's point-and-click narrative adventure on iOS. With a short one-hour runtime, the game tells the tale of an aspiring writer's homecoming to get to the bottom of an estranged friendship, interspersed with mystery and melancholy.
The PC version of How We Know We're Alive proudly wears a "one of the best indie games of 2021" accolade by the New Yorker under its belt, and now, mobile gamers on iOS can get a taste of the game as well on their devices. The game features an atmospheric pixel-art vibe that lends to the sense of loneliness surrounding the game, all in the midst of a small town that might just make you ask, "Can you ever really go home again?"
As with any homecoming, you'll encounter both friends and foes along the way of course, and the choices you make when it comes to responses will have an impact on the story, much like in real life. There's an overarching veil of tragedy here it seems, as trigger warnings include references to suicide, racism, alcoholism and homophobia.
If this type of narrative journey is your cup of tea, then you can give the game a go by downloading How We Know We're Alive on the iOS App Store. It's a premium title that costs $2.99 a pop or your local equivalent. You can also visit the official Steam page for more info, or take a little sneak peek at the embedded clip above to get a feel of the game's vibes.
Are you on the hunt for more similar titles that will put your skills to the test on your mobile device? Why not take a gander at our list of the best narrative adventure games on Android?