Your name is Tsubaki "Taki" Takayanagi, and you are helping your friend recover from the trauma of your death.

You were executed for a murder that you never committed—or, at least, that's what everyone thought. There are many details about that incident, of government conspiracies and cover-ups, but that's not important right now. Your dear friend Celeste "Asa" Asagao had lost his memories of you out of grief, and months later, even after your return, he cannot remember you. With the help of your partner Gray Fèng , it is up to you to retrieve three important memories from the blank period in Asa's mind; one from the beginning, one from the middle, and one from the end.

This game is partially based on the mechanics from AI: The Somnium Files as a result of Taki and Gray's creator (@mizukiroute on twitter) suggesting the idea of Taki retrieving Celeste's memories similar to the method in Somnium Files. For the most part it's a game made as a gift for a friend, but those without an understanding of the characters or the plot leading up to this point in the characters' stories can enjoy it as well.

Quick info:
Style: Text only, no audio or visuals
Type: Linear, with some choices for solving "puzzles" (you will not get stuck)
Narration: Second-person
Content warnings: memory loss, ableism, mentions of racism, dream world character "death" (can happen numerous times based on player choices, one "death" is implied to be the result of a self-inflicted injury)

Note: If you’re on mobile and having trouble playing, try using this link where the game is hosted on my neocities page. The downloadable files below are previous versions of the game.

Updated 18 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, HTML5
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withTwine
TagsDreams, LGBT, linear, Narrative, Short, Text based
Average sessionA few minutes

Install instructions

The downloadable files are earlier versions of the game. Once downloaded, open the html file to start the game, and it'll open in your web browser.


Bring Back 128 kB
Bring Back v1.html 365 kB

Development log

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