What Remains of Edith Finch is a 2017 adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow and published by Annapurna Interactive. The game centers on the character of Edith, a member of the Finch family, afflicted by a perceived curse that causes all but one member of each generation to die in unusual ways.
Edith returns to her family’s home off the coast of the state of Washington and learns about her relatives and their deaths by visiting their bedrooms, sealed off and treated as shrines to their memory, with each death played out in a short gameplay sequence to the player. The game is presented as an anthology of these mini-experiences, wrapped in the dramatic retelling of the family’s history and fate through Edith’s narration.
Even if What remains of Edith Finch feels more like a walking simulator than an adventure it is a really magically sad and beautiful journey. It really shows the love for books and stories in every corner and plays almost like diving into Alice in Wonderland. This is a totally recommended experience for a cozy, nostalgic gaming afternoon.