My Memory of Us is an interesting indie game that has now released on PS4, so I got in touch with Juggler Games to talk about the project’s development for its PS release. Come check it out!
PS4Blog: Good morning! Thank you for joining us today. Can you please get us going by telling our readers a bit about yourself and your work?
Good morning! My name is Lukasz Janczuk, and I’m Lead Designer in Juggler Games studio. We just recently released our first game My Memory of Us for which I had a pleasure to both design and script levels.
PS4B: My Memory of Us is now live on PlayStation 4. How would you describe the game to someone who’s never heard about it?
This is a story of the friendship of a young Boy and Girl. They are from two different worlds. He is a thief who grows up on the street. She is a girl form a “good house” but with this need for adventure. Their city is attacked by the Evil King and his army of robots. To survive kids will have to use their skills and friendship.
This is an adventure game with some stealth and platformer elements. You can control your characters both separately and as a pair. A pair is very important from the game mechanics point of view. Both characters have different skill, e.g. Boy is stealthy, and Girl can run fast. When they are connected as a pair they can share those skill, so when Girl is leading they both sprint and outrun the enemies.
PS4B: How long did it take to develop the game? Where there any particular hurdles or challenges you had to overcome along the way?
It took us two and a half year of hard work. From the very beginning, we knew that the two characters you can control and switch between them all the time would be hard to achieve. This one thing had an impact on all the aspects of the game: level design, scripting, animation, game mechanics and even on how the camera works in the game. It was hard and, but it paid off when we saw player smiling at the moment when Boy and Girl grab their hands for the first time in the game.
PS4B: Since the game has been finished, are you currently working on a new project? Or are you taking a bit of a break?
We are still exploring ideas for the next project. We know that we want to make more games with interesting and emotional stories and this is what we look for. We will tell more about our ideas when we ready.
PS4B: And now it’s time for us to go. Would you like to add anything before we end this one?
I can only invite everyone to join Boy and Girl on their adventure in My Memory of Us. As you mentioned, it is already available for PS4 but also for PC and Xbox One.