From Proust to the game book: memories and literature come to life with Madeleines

Da Proust al libro-gioco: con Madeleines i ricordi e la letteratura prendono vita thumbnail

Arrives in the section Game to Human (G2H) of the institutional site of IIDEA Madeleines – A story lost, found, which follows the great classics of literature and which speaks of memories.

The video game takes up the concept of book-game a episodesthanks to which the player will be able to move within an immersive narrative experience.

Madeleines – A story lost, found

The protagonist is a young librarian who, tidying up boxes and books, discovers a mysterious correspondence made up of sheets, collages, notes and annotations.

The writings are there testimony of an epistolary love story between two of the eleven members of the editorial staff of Madeleines, the library paper that used to meet right there.

The player will start the journey starting from 30 questions from Proust’s questionnaire, favorite author of the newspaper editors. The choice of a book, which will take place through a series of clues, will lead the player to the discovery of a essential code to unlock the next chapter.

An all-Italian game that also arrives on Game to Human

Madeleines – A story lost, found is made by We Are Müesli – independent design studio in Milan, which creates narrative games on cultural, historical and artistic themes – and today it also finds its space on Game to Human, a platform that the IIDEA Association has decided to create to promote a greater knowledge of video games and their positive impact on the life of gamers and of those around them.

“We wanted to create an episodic book-game which, with a dynamic that takes inspiration from those of escape rooms to move between the pages of some of the greatest classics of Italian and foreign literature because we think that the game, in all its forms, is today the most popular, empathic and avant-garde form of expression for making culture”, he commented Claudia Molinari, co-founder di We Are Müesli.

“Continuing in the game you will not only collect clues to discover the hidden identity of the two protagonists, but you will experience a real literary adventure to rediscover some of the greatest classics of Italian and foreign literature, whose pages have received messages from these enigmatic dialogues. Overcoming trials and puzzles to achieve a goal, with intellectual challenges, brainteasers and puzzles in the right order, the reader/player will slide into an immersive narrative experience”.

Maedeleins is available on the Itch.io platform.

For more information on Game to Human you can click on the following link.