The Kids We Were

The Kids We Were [Complete Edition] has come to Nintendo Switch!

The Kids We Were is a narrative adventure game that attempts to capture and recreate those golden memories of a more innocent age.

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Game Summary

The Kids We Were is an award-winning adventure game originally released worldwide for smartphones in February, 2020. Selected as one of the top 3 titles at the Google Play Indie Games Festival 2020, it has also won the avex Award, and been chosen for the Best Indies category of Google Play's Best Games of 2020.

To celebrate the release of The Kids We Were on Nintendo Switch and Steam, we've added a bunch of brand-new content. If you want the full experience, look no further than this, the Complete Edition!

The Complete Edition includes the full story available in the app, in addition to a new bonus episode set after the events of the main game. There are also brand-new collection items to find!


The Kids We Were is a cinematic adventure game with a heavy focus on narrative. Set in the late Japanese Showa era (the 1980s), it's a nostalgic journey through a unique time in Japan's recent history. Take on the role of Minato, a young boy who sets out on an unexpected and incredible summer adventure.

Our story begins with Minato arriving in the small town of Kagami,
an exceptionally ordinary sort of place in a sleepy suburb of Tokyo.

But there's more to this simple trip than meets the eye.
Minato has a secret objective: he intends to find his missing father,
who is supposedly living somewhere in the area.

Our young sleuth Minato wastes no time getting started,
and soon finds a puzzling clue to his father's whereabouts.
A mysterious notebook left for him with the portentous title "The Seven Mysteries."

With this notebook as his guide, Minato sets out on a long and difficult journey, not through space, but through time.
For his destination is none other than 33 years in the past
—the day his father and mother first met!

Journey through 1980s Japan
Collect retro Japanese knick-knacks

Minato arrives in the past, alone and friendless.
Nevertheless, he plucks up his nerve and sets off to battle against a cruel fate and complete his quest.

Though this adventure is by no means a kind one,
Minato (and you, dear player!) can find time to enjoy and
explore the fascinating world of Japan in the '80s.

Minato soon discovers allies willing to aid him on his path, and together,
these young heroes overcome challenges, solve mysteries,
and slowly uncover a terrible truth.

But looming always over Minato is one question: will he be able to change destiny and save his family?

Think back, if you will, to the days of your youth.
When every dawn brought new discoveries and every day was an adventure.

Can you still recall the faces of dear friends, the joy of the games you played,
and the unforgettable memories you made?

Do you still remember the kids we all were once, long ago?

New content in the
Complete Edition

New bonus episode added!

The bonus episode, "Mirai's Pendant," set after the events of the main story has been added to the game.Follow the tale of a certain familiar little girl and discover a mystery never explained in the main storyline.

An even more immersive experience

The Kids We Were has been fully remastered to fit oh-so-perfectly on that spacious Nintendo Switch and PC screen. Enjoy the deliciously retro world of Kagami on the Switch or on your TV, however you like it. Oh, and we have of course added support for the Switch's touchpad! Lean back, stretch out, and immerse yourself in the laid-back pace of Showa era Japan at your own pace.

New collection items!

A number of brand-new collection items have been added for you to find, things that'll make you slap your knee and go "Oh wow, I totally remember this thing!"

A Message from the Team

The Kids We Were released in early 2020, and in a lot of ways, this has been our team's debut title.

The road was long, but after many twists and turns we managed to get it out there.
We were nervous to see how it would be received, but the response blew us out of the water.

Really, thank you so, so much. All your positive feedback and reviews mean the world to us.
There were even some people who left heartwarming messages
that our game helped them find a positive outlook on life or remember precious things they'd forgotten.
We can think of no better reward for all our hard work than that.

In short, this title means a lot to us, too, and we here at Gagex decided that,
hey, wouldn't it be amazing if we could make The Kids We Were our first console game?
Fast-forward a lot of work later, and here we are: The Kids We Were is coming out on Switch and Steam!

But simply porting the exact same experience over felt a little boring to us, so we added a bunch of new content!
A bonus episode for starters, and more collection items to boot.
For those of you who have never played the game, we hope you like it!
For those of you who have played The Kids We Were on your smartphone already,
first of all, thanks! Second of all, we hope that you can enjoy this enhanced version of the game on a big ol' screen.

And to everyone out there, thanks again for all your support!

The Kids We Were
Cinematic Adventure
Nintendo Switch, Steam
$15.99 (tax included)
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