External Links

Download from itch.io
Download playable in any web browser.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to external links
All updates to this page

Retrouvailles - Reunion

by Lou Morens

Science Fiction

Web Site

No reviews yet - be the first

About the Story

Lorsqu'une météorite tombe dans un lac dans une zone protégée et que les scientifiques chargés de l'étudier disparaissent, le Veillorz, Alex et Solène sont en renfort. Solène ne l'a jamais rencontré et ne sait que très peu de chose sur cette personne. Alex et Jack ne se sont pas vu depuis 9 ans. Vont-ils parvenir à résoudre cette enquête et surmonter les traumatismes passés ?


When a meteorite falls into a lake in a protected area and the scientists responsible for studying it disappear, the Veillorz, Alex and Solène are reinforcements. Solène has never met him and knows very little about this person. Alex and Jack haven't seen each other in 9 years. Will they manage to resolve this investigation and overcome past trauma?

Game Details


19th Place - French Comp 2024


- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)

(Log in to add your own tags)
Tags you added are shown below with checkmarks. To remove one of your tags, simply un-check it.

Enter new tags here (use commas to separate tags):

Member Reviews

Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review

A sci-fi mystery muddled in inter-personal conflict, March 9, 2024
by manonamora
Related reviews: French, Concours FI

Retrouvailles is a multi-POV sci-fi kinetic story created in Twine, part of a larger multimedia universe Mémoires d’un Veilleur/Veillorz. It took me at least 2h to go through it all.
This release is a recounting of two linked events, which one of the protagonist, Jack, mentions to be one of his fondest memory. Following the disappearance of a group of scientist in some far away site, a special task force, led by Jack, is entrusted to investigate the situation. However, the investigation is sidetracked due to past trauma and unresolved baggage, forming and strengthening new relationships. The second event happens a couple of years later, with part of the team returning to the scene of the crime. Those events are told through three POVs (Alex, Jack, and Solène), which you can read separately or synchronously.

Interactivity-wise, there isn’t much to do but go back and forth in the story, change POV, or language. Which makes sense, considering the author categorised the entry as a book on itch. Though, it would have been nice to have some sort of agency, if not in the story itself, maybe in the investigation part (like looking on the site, or running test, or going through the scientists affairs - each with a different POV).

On the narrative side, I was confused for a while about what was happening. Though the mystery is the framing of the story, it often stays in the background of inter-personal issues between the three protagonist (Jack, Alex, Solène), with the location of the event heightening their emotions. Having the different POVs helps framing some situations, especially the past of the characters through their inner monologues.

A romance between two of the characters ends up taking centre stage, pushing the story forward, by the end. This personally made me uncomfortable, due to the strong age gap and power difference, especially with how Jack refers to Solène when trying to flirt with her. Their rekindling in the second chapter, while in character for both of them, didn’t particularly made me wish to root for them.

A neat thing from the prose: it exclusively uses French inclusive writing.

Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No   Remove vote  
More Options

 | Add a comment 

This is version 3 of this page, edited by JTN on 5 March 2024 at 2:32am. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item - Delete This Page