Murasaki Baby tells the story of a little girl who wakes up in a weird world, populated by children’s fantasies and fears. Holding a purple, heart-shaped balloon in her hand, she feels lost, homesick and vulnerable. She wants her mommy. The player can grab Baby’s hand with his finger to guide her through a nightmarish journey to find her Mother. This peculiar interaction amplifies the emotional bonding with Baby, allowing players to live a truly unique experience.
With each vocalization of how unsure she is, of how lost she feels in this unknown, creepy, Tim Burton-esque world, my heart breaks a little. I want to guide Baby along and keep her safe from the twisted things awaiting her on her journey to find her Mom. Every misstep of mine could lead to her demise, which makes every second more nerve-wracking. Run from something too quickly and she could stumble and fall, making me feel even worse. This is what it’s like to be a parent. You can hold your child’s hand and guide them, but you’ll drive yourself nuts if you think you can protect them from everything. In Murasaki Baby, that’s what you’ll try to do, though. It’s a game that’s like nothing I’ve ever played before. It’s an... Read Review