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If Found (2020) is an interactive narrative game about searching for connection. You touch the screen to rub out and erase text and drawings. Set on December 31st 1993 in the crumbling ruins of a mansion on Achill Island, you play Kasio as she destroys her diary.

As you do this with the simple interaction you discover the story of her return home to the West of Ireland, her conflict with her family, the friends she makes, and the challenges of identity, sexuality, gender, relationships and attachment she goes through.

Although the screen-rubbing mechanic is simple, it plays into the hand-drawn minimalist aesthetic of the game to evoke emotions and connection to the story. Your erasure, although linear, means that you relive Kasio's happy and painful memories that make up the month of December 1993.

”Through expressive minimalist illustrations, ethereal sound design," wrote a reviewer for Gamespot, "sharp writing, and thematic coherence, the chaos and serenity of young adulthood jump out of its pages for a story that's heartbreaking, heartwarming and wholly affecting.”

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked If Found 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated yesterday.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Communication and Narrative game with Adventure elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 1 and a half hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 12 Sexual Innuendo.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The interactions are super simple in this game, but to appreciate the story and nuance you require some maturity and understanding of gender and sexuality.


If Found usually costs £10.39.

If Found

Steam Store PC £10.39
Steam Store Mac £10.39
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/05/2020

Out Now: Android, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Communication, Narrative and Adventure

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Dream Feelx (@DreamFeelx)

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