Imperishable Memories takes you to Atherus, a world created out of the memories and creative expressions of Roy, the protagonist. While a waltz through your past artwork and characters may make some wistful (or cringe uncontrollably), Roy's past carries some dark, toxic elements, all personified in Thanatos, and this silver-haired being has done some terrible damage in this place of imagination. Now, it's up to you to face your own creation, the pain it's caused, and your own hand in all of this awfulness.

Imperishable Memories will take you through shooter segments against Roy's past creations and other beings from his memories. These have been rendered in a variety of art styles, emulating an artist toying with various tools, art styles, and drawing techniques, creating a sense of truly moving through an artist's past. When not in combat with these visions, you'll follow the game's deep story, delving into what Thanatos has been doing to the world and the people you created within it, as well as their feelings after being left alone and abandoned by their creator.

Imperishable Memories explores the dark side of our past creativity, and the harm we can accidentally cause with our art and expressions. It also speaks to the mistakes of our pasts and how they can poison the present, but also, should we be able to face them, we may be able to move on and become a better person rather than let these actions erode ourselves. It's a striking message of being frank with ourselves when we hurt others, unintentionally or not.


Imperishable Memories is available for $8.00 on Itch.io. For more information on the game and developer Jennifer Raye, you can follow them on Twitter.