Pathologic devs announce a new game, Know By Heart – Rock Paper Shotgun

Know By Heart stars Misha, a fella whose boring life is upended when his school crush returns to town and the old gang reunite. “It’s up to them to journey down memory lanes and revive their friendship, however their memories of the past and the very bonds between them end up being threatened …” Ice-Pick say. They say it’s about five hours long, and note: “Players will be immersed into the quiet life of a provincial Russian town, where traces and echoes of the Soviet era can still be seen and heard.”

Know By Heart is coming to Steam this year, tentatively slated to show up between April and June. I’m game. It might not look instantly recognisable as an Ice-Pick game but neither did Cargo, and I have a soft area for that surprise’s unusual charms, in spite of the jank.

Ice-Pick have also been reimagining Pathologic, confusingly calling it Pathologic 2. The very first of three planned parts released in May 2019, with the other two to present the original’s other playable characters. Pathologic is extremely much a video game that’s implied to be unpleasant however our previous boy Brendy’s Pathologic 2 evaluation discovered balancing survival meters more tedious than moody. We talked with Ice-Pick about their decision to later on include loads of difficulty alternatives. Ye olde Quinns loved the anguish of the original, as he shared with us all in his Butchering Pathologic series.

Know By Heart screenshot showing two people standing before a giant tree.

I do not understand if my heart might take another Pathologic right now. Know By Heart stars Misha, a fella whose boring life is overthrown when his school crush returns to town and the old gang reunite. “It’s up to them to journey down memory lanes and revive their friendship, but their memories of the past and the very bonds between them become threatened …” Ice-Pick say. Ice-Pick have also been reimagining Pathologic, confusingly calling it Pathologic 2.

The ever-unpredictable Ice-Pick Lodge, the Russian studio behind Pathologic, have announced their next game. Know By Heart is set in a provincial Russian town and, as far as I can see, this one is not stricken by a pester so we shouldn’t wind up frantically rummaging in bins for bottles. Looks like it may simply be a touch melancholy, a video game about youth buddies reuniting then things going a bit pear-shaped. That’s fine. If my heart could take another Pathologic right now, I don’t understand. Come see the announcement trailer listed below.

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