Set in a post-Soviet Russian town, protagonist Misha finds himself stuck in the monotonous routine of life until his high school crush returns to town. As the two old friends rekindle their relationship and reconnect with other high-school friends, the quiet town experiences its own crisis.
The non-linear plot features multiple endings and takes around five hours to finish, according to Ice-Pick Lodge. Gameplay mechanics are designed around Misha’s thoughts and memories, including various mini-games designed to help “weave an illusion of briefly returning to one’s childhood and inevitably growing up…” The low-polygonal art direction looks great, and the beautiful piano-laden soundtrack compliments the presentation.
Know By Heart is coming to PC sometime during Q2 2021.