The game attracted a great deal of attention on Steam through the Japanese indie game creator Tatamibeya in June 2018 for the quality of its beautifully recreated CGs of the nostalgic Japanese countryside,” reads a press release. “It was recommended by the 22nd Japan Media Arts Screening Committee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Also, the Nintendo Switch version of Nostalgic Train, which was ported by Amata and released in August of this year, has been very well received.”
Players will trek around the Japanese countryside in order to unravel the mysteries behind their own existence as well as the disappearance of the Natsugiri people. The game includes both a storey mode and a “free” mode that lets players to explore Natsugiri in their own way.
A synopsis reads:
I’m sitting on a wooden bench in an old station building.
I was so dazzled that I could barely open my eyes. The singing of the cicadas and the humid air surrounded me. The air is filled with the faint smell of the sea breeze.
Where is this place? And… what am I doing here?
A nostalgic countryside.
A station marked ‘Natsugiri.’
A single-track railroad. As if stepping out of the purest of white light, I woke up here, my memories gone. I could not find anyone in this strange place…