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  Acclaimed and moving indie title, 'When the Past was Around' poised to touch the hearts of gamers launching on Steam today and on consoles in November
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Experience love, loss and the process of letting go in the deeply moving, When the Past was Around; launching on Steam for PC today and coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and XBOX this November!


Jakarta, September 23rd, 2020 — Today is the day we have all been waiting for! Following the enthusiasm from fans of Coffee Talk and A Raven Monologue, Indonesian developers Toge Productions and Mojiken proudly present When the Past was Around, a whimsical point-and-click puzzle game about love and letting go. You can get the game now on Steam for $7.99 / £5.79 / €6.59 with an extra launch discount of 10%. Console players will have to wait a bit as it will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and XBOX later in November.

The game offers a silent yet profound narrative experience. Designed to wrench your heart, When the Past was Around involves gathering clues and solving puzzles to unravel secrets buried deep within one’s memory. Euphonious, heartwarming music will accompany your journey in exploring the world of an aspiring violinist named Eda and her lover.

The game features:

A picture speaks a thousand words - Experience the game’s story not through words nor dialogues, but through beautifully hand-drawn art created by talented Indonesian artist, Brigitta Rena.

A short, sweet and whimsical journey - Explore a bittersweet tale between a girl and her lover in a surreal world consisting of disjointed rooms of memories and time.

Personal and ubiquitous - A game about overcoming the past and finding the self.

Solve brain-teasing puzzles - Various intriguing puzzles to solve and stories to uncover.

Let the music guide you - Atmospheric violin music will accompany you from the peaceful days to the angstiest moments.




More about When the Past was Around:



Launch Trailer:


About Toge Productions

Toge Productions is an independent game development and publishing studio based in Karawaci, Indonesia, established in early 2009 by two people with a common passion for games. What started as a student team project, the studio strives to create games that tell stories from underrepresented communities. Games hailing from the studio, among others, are Coffee Talk and Infectonator series.

About Mojiken Studio

Mojiken Studio is an indie game studio based in Surabaya, Indonesia. The studio boasts one special point, for the team consists mostly of artists, giving a breath of uniqueness in the games they craft. Games hailing from the studio, among others, are A Raven Monologue, She & The Light Bearer, and A Space For The Unbound.

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