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When The Past Was Around

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When the Past was Around is an adventure point-and-click puzzle game about love, moving on, letting go, and the joy and pain of everything in between.
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About When The Past Was Around

About this game

When the Past was Around is an adventure point-and-click puzzle game about love, moving on, letting go, and the joy and pain of everything in between.

This is the story of Eda, a girl in her early 20s.
Like anyone in her age, she’s lost.
She lost her way in the journey to achieve her dreams.
She lost her way in the journey to find love.

That was until she met The Owl.

The man that would help her burn her passion,
the man that would help her find the spark in a relationship,
and also the man that would teach her about heartbreak.

The game tells a bittersweet tale between a girl and her lover in a surreal world consisting of disjointed rooms from memories and time. With each gathered clue, solved puzzles, and unlocked door, the girl will find her way, unravelling the secrets between her and her lover, the secrets which she used to know.

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 famous 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

When The Past Was Around is a short silent narrative experience that can be finished in less than 2 hours. Even though it is a short game, we’ve put all our hearts into delivering a deep and meaningful experience for you. We hope that the brief moment you spend with Eda and Owl would be priceless and unforgettable.

Game Details

Release Date:
September 22, 2020
Developer:
Mojiken
Publisher:
Toge Productions
Rating:
ACB rating of 3
PEGI rating of 3
Supported Languages:
English +
Genres:
Hidden Object
Puzzle

Point & Click

Interactive Fiction

Story Rich

Casual

Adventure
Themes:
Surreal
Cute

Female Protagonist

Relaxing

Abstract

Romance

Hand-drawn

Stylized

Philosophical

Atmospheric

Music
Play Styles:
2D
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Partial Controller Support

Steam Cloud

Remote Play on Phone

Remote Play on Tablet

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.8 GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
  • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

Critic Reviews

77

Eurogamer Italy

70 / 100
"When The Past Was Around is an emotional story about love, pain and letting go, where the music is the real common thread."

GameCritics

65 / 100
"In the end, When the Past was Around is just… okay? It’s a short experience that never goes for big moments, instead remaining quiet and subtle throughout. Sadly, the short...

Adventure Gamers

70 / 100
"Beautiful and bittersweet, When the Past Was Around is a brief but touching point-and-click adventure with simple puzzles that tells a tale of loss and love through gorgeous...
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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
5.88%
Easy
64.71%
Just Right
23.53%
Tough
5.88%
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Relax & enjoy! 64.71%  of players consider this game to be Easy

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Play Behaviour

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Conquered It
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Completionist! 35.29%  of players have Conquered It

When The Past Was Around User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 4 ratings
50% of users would recommend this.
3.8

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Not Recommended

Ylva
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It's ok for a point and click game, but not very fun for me. Not a fan of these music themed games
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Recommended

czort
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very nice colorful emotional game easy can reccomend it to all intrested
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 71% of GameFAQs users said When The Past Was Around is Simple or Easy. 24% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to ACB, When The Past Was Around is suitable for players aged 3 and above.
Yes, When The Past Was Around is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.8 GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
  • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 3 hours.
When The Past Was Around was released on September 22, 2020
Yes, When The Past Was Around supports MacOS.
When The Past Was Around is published by Toge Productions
When The Past Was Around was developed by Mojiken
Fanatical users tagged When The Past Was Around as Hidden Object, Puzzle, Point & Click, and Interactive Fiction
Fanatical users tagged When The Past Was Around as Surreal, Cute, Female Protagonist, and Relaxing
Yes, Fanatical users tagged When The Past Was Around as Hidden Object
Yes, Fanatical users tagged When The Past Was Around as Puzzle
Yes, Fanatical users tagged When The Past Was Around as Point & Click

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