What Never Was is a short, story-driven first-person game focused on exploration and puzzle-solving about Sarah, having to shoulder the arduous task of clearing out her grandfathers attic, and soon finds that not everything about the attic is what it seems.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (842) - 95% of the 842 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 11, 2019

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January 13

What Never Was - Patch #1

Hi everyone! Thank you all so much for playing What Never Was!
It's been tremendous reading all of the reviews, seeing the playthroughs and hearing your thoughts and comments about the game.

I've also read some things that can be better and have done my best to sort some of it out. Here's what the patch fixes:

  • The subtitles are now bigger.
  • If the subtitles have been turned off, they will now stay off.
  • The SKIP INTRO text sometimes stays after the intro.
  • Invert Y now also affects Mouse movement.
  • The music in the Main Menu is slightly lower, and also doesn't reset after completing the game.
  • The Gramophone now fades out properly in the ending, if it has been turned on.
  • Game is now Borderless when in Windowed mode.

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“Games like WHAT NEVER WAS are the reason why i love exploring indie games, you can see some truly great games made with a little budget. Definitely give WHAT NEVER WAS a shot it is worth the time.”
Gameplay Review

“This adventure game is a reminder of how enjoyable the genre can be with a good story. Made by Acke Hallgren in the Unreal Engine, this brief point-and-click allows players to explore an attic that has some unexpected items. With puzzles that are just challenging enough, it is both relaxing and frustrating in a way that only adventure games can be.”
7.9 – Loading Indie

“Overall, I found What Never Was an enjoyable and intriguing experience that I would recommend strongly. It is slow-paced and relaxing and has a lot to offer in terms of narrative and gameplay, especially considering its length and price!”
Rachael Brearton Writes

About This Game

Sometime in the late 2000s, Howard James Wright - an old but kind man - perishes. Leaving behind him many adventures, relics he's collected over the years as well as books authored, he is also leaving Sarah, his granddaughter behind.

Having to shoulder the arduous task of clearing out her grandfathers attic, she is soon to find that not everything about her grandfathers attic is what it seems.

What Never Was is a short, story-driven first-person game focused on exploration and puzzle-solving.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (requires 64 bit OS)
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor, 2.5 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space

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