Entrant 2018

Artifact 5


Have you ever been so sad you couldn't get out of bed? So transported by a piece of music, you felt like
you could see into the heart of the composer? So guilt-ridden you never wanted to see the sun again? Of
course you have – or at least something like that. You're human, and you experience a wide range of
emotions, some minor and some paralyzingly major. In Anamorphine, memories of the past and the emotional baggage that come with them all deeply affect our main character's psyche, and you'll discover how they contort his perception of the world as you explore his painful memories.

Tyler, a young man in post-traumatic denial, revisits a succession of milestones that define his relationship with his wife Elena. She falls victim to an accident that robs her of her livelihood and emotional outlet. As Elena quietly slips into depression, Tyler's mental turmoil warps his past as he struggles to come to terms with his guilt and inability to help her. Told with no dialogue or action button, Anamorphine's narrative comes together in Tyler's dream-like memories, contorting and bleeding into each other through his mental state. Will you confront the past and try to find a way to move on, or will you let your inner demons consume you?