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The End of the Sun is an upcoming fantasy adventure game with a slavic theme and now there's a first proper gameplay video, along with some developer commentary. Due to run a Kickstarter campaign, they've also now announced that's going to be launching on May 6.

What is it? The End of the Sun is a first-person exploration and adventure game, where the story has the most important meaning, as it is set in the world of Slavic rites, beliefs, legends, and their everyday life. It is a series of mysterious events that ordinary people dealt with, as they were living in a small village where the line between myth and reality began to fade perilously.

When it comes to the actual story, it does sound very intriguing and mysterious. You play as the Ashter (Volhv), someone who has the ability to travel through time. You're following a secretive fugitive and while doing so, you come across an empty village.

Check out the fresh footage publish today below:

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Feature highlight:

  • Travel in time – teleport between four periods far away from each other by many years, set in four main seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter). Get to know the stories of the same heroes at different stages of their lives.
  • Ethnographic museums scanned via photogrammetry – To get unique graphics, we visited ethnographic museums where we scanned hundreds of objects and entire buildings, so you can admire them in the game the way they actually are. We also scanned the elements of the natural environment in order to get the most European Slavonic climate possible.
  • Non-linear and engaging story – You can experience particular immersive stories at your own pace and at the moment you feel like it.
  • Dynamic world, weather conditions, lighting – the time of day, weather and lighting change smoothly and dynamically within one day in front of your eyes as you discover other parts of the mystery.
  • Consequences of time travelling – certain elements of history and the world around you will open up to you only when you set the paths of fate and influence the future. Events from the past have an impact on the future.
  • Slavic World, its culture and daily activities – While experiencing the story, you will be able to enjoy not only the immersive history, but also look at the long-forgotten everyday activities and objects that are no longer used today.
  • Exploration – Travel between the homesteads and surroundings of the village, finding out the details of the mystery that lies somewhere there.

The developer has been very clear from the beginning about Linux support to us, ensuring they list platforms correctly and keeping us informed on the development. Also the game director, Jakub Machowski, previously worked on and released The Mims Beginning which supports Linux too.

It has a Steam page you can wishlist/follow on (be sure to use your platform-specific wishlisting), plus you can follow it on Kickstarter ready for the launch.

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Purple Library Guy Apr 30, 2020
Wow, they have this much before even getting to the Kickstarter? Already looks pretty damn snazzy.
The one thing that jarred for me was only because of the narration--after that cool accent from the game designer suddenly you get this generic American-sounding guy voicing a character and it just breaks my belief in the dude as a Slavic peasant. But if there weren't the contrast with the cool-sounding game designer it wouldn't be nearly as bad.
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Nice to see this demo with commentary. It actually looks interesting now!
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