RETRIEVAL is a method for recalling the user's memories via a meditative process that provides a series of stimulatory symbols and cues derived from user reflection and input. It is based on the I Ching, meditative labyrinths, and Rorschach tests.
RETRIEVAL was a submission to the Portland Indie GameSquad's 2021 June Summer Slow Jam, under the Technical Theme of "Exploration" and the Creative Theme of "Forgotten Places." The game was built in Unity using public/free assets.
Instead of introducing a completely foreign setting to a player, the gameencourages players to revisit, recollect, or rediscover places from their own past that they have forgotten or otherwise rarely remember.