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Afterlight really does look beautiful, with a "2.5D" style this puzzle-adventure is one to firmly keep an eye on.

It's currently looking for funding on Kickstarter, with Linux as a planned platform for release "Our main platform is PC (Windows, Mac & Linux) via Steam" and their FAQ also makes it clear Linux is a target too. With 24 days to go, they're closing in on half of the $35K goal.

Afterlight is an introspective adventure into the mind of an isolated astronaut in Titan.

This journey is about trust and forced friendship, perception and psychological traumas -as a metaphor for toxic relationships in desperate overcomes. 

Check out their trailer:

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The teaser doesn't give away too much but it does the job! As a space sci-fi fan, I think it looks very interesting. Will be keeping a close eye on this one!

Features they say it will have:

  • A creative interpretation of a large documentation on Titan's environment -bringing a dreamy and beautiful setting.
  • An emotional insight into mental disorders, not focused on the cliché aspects, but to talk about their consequences in relationships and personal growth.
  • Carefully crafted animations to tell from gestures and little details.
  • Vast possibilities in puzzles by getting to control giant robots.

If you wish to pledge your support you can find the Kickstarter here. If you wish to just follow along, it has a page ready up on the Steam store. The full release isn't for a while though, with an estimated date of sometime in "Q3 2020". They've said they do plan a DRM-free release too, with GOG being directly mentioned.

Hat tip to Cyril.

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Nezchan 21 May 2019 at 1:52 pm UTC
I'm really liking the look of this. Definitely going on the wishlist.
14 21 May 2019 at 2:06 pm UTC
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Looks well done -- artful to play through.
Salvatos 21 May 2019 at 7:34 pm UTC
I'm kind of sad this isn't full 3D as it would make a gorgeous environment to explore. Worth a look at release anyway. That music is beautifully haunting and they seem to have a solid theme.
mirv 21 May 2019 at 9:54 pm UTC
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SalvatosI'm kind of sad this isn't full 3D as it would make a gorgeous environment to explore. Worth a look at release anyway. That music is beautifully haunting and they seem to have a solid theme.

I was thinking just the other day actually that sometimes giving the user less freedom to explore visuals can lead to a better experience, because the artist can make certain assumptions about how something will be viewed. So I'm thinking that maybe if it was a full 3D environment, it might not look as nice. Or at least might be much more difficult for the developers!

I'll have to keep an eye out for this. Sadly, because of others, I don't do kickstarter; I'll wait until it's released or has a GNU/Linux demo of some sort before I hand over money.
edenist 22 May 2019 at 2:22 am UTC
Looks very promising. Reminds me of the game "Never Alone" in a sci-fi setting.
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