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12 East Games new atmospheric first-person exploration and puzzle game has launched on itch.io, it looks incredible.

The developer, 12 East Games, was founded by Aubrey Serr, who worked on Wolfire games like Overgrowth and Receiver. They're now doing their own stuff and this is their first title.

The game was funded on Fig in 2016, where it gained over $21K in funding from 465 backers, although $12K of that came from Fig directly.

Our contributor Cheeseness actually posted an article highlighting this title back in 2016, so it's pleasing to see that the Linux version has arrived with day-1 support.

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About the game:

Enter a futuristic world where members of a strange group worship a mysterious monolith. With the help of the advanced AI on your mobile computer, move up the the ranks of their organization on your quest to uncover the secret behind The Object.

The game is played using a textual feedback system that guides you with prompts as you overcome sets of puzzles which are solved by typing in verbs. It's a new new evolution on text-adventures that eliminates confusion and allows progress while rewarding more specific answers.

You can find it on itch.io now for $7 as it's currently on a release sale. The price will rise to $10 once the sale is over, so get in quick if you want a good deal.

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6 comments

Gobo 29 Sep, 2017
I applaud the game as much as I cringe at "Mac, Linux and PC" at the end of the trailer.
Arehandoro 29 Sep, 2017
It looks different, interesting and the art has piqued my eye over the lots of random ones that seem to appear in front side of webpages. This is one I will definitely play :)
micha 29 Sep, 2017
One of my most favorite games this year so far! <3

It's also available on Steam if anyone prefers that: http://store.steampowered.com/app/586660/Trackless/


Last edited by micha on 29 September 2017 at 1:58 pm UTC
GustyGhost 29 Sep, 2017
Quoting: GoboI applaud the game as much as I cringe at "Mac, Linux and PC" at the end of the trailer.

Apple's 00's marketing has had a powerfully long lasting effect. Maybe the normies can be swayed back by familiar comparisons: "This road supports Ford, Honda and Automobiles"
razing32 30 Sep, 2017
Gameplay looks nice , graphics look interesting but while the narrator sounds well done the characters sound a bit amateur-ish.
Still , day 1 linux support and plot wise might be interesting.
stan 30 Sep, 2017
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It looks cool, I love first person games and I like the original "comic book" graphics. I almost bought it on itch (after seeing that I could pay via stripe instead of paypal – I don’t like paypal as they ask for my phone number), but I saw this tag on the itch.io page: walking simulator, and a length of one hour... Now I feel that 8€ is a bit much for that.
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