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Beautiful Desolation, a game set in a post-apocalyptic Africa, is now on Kickstarter

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There aren’t enough games set in Africa, as its been years since I last played Far Cry 2 to the tune of gunfire and having random enemy NPCs rant “skiet die bliksem”. And that’s a pity because visually, Africa is an awesome setting for games. Which makes our local backyard down here in South double-awesome for locales and environments. We’re in a country that happens to have areas which are already one-half Mad Max: Fury Road, another half bustling metropolitan and one more math-dodgy half creepy when you accidentally drive into wherever it is that Matty stays.

Absolutely perfect settings then, for a video game. Which is happening. From local dudes The Brotherhood, who still owe me a new pair of brown pants after I had to sit through STASIS. Here’s a brief look and synopsis for Beautiful Desolation, their latest project which is currently up on Kickstarter:

BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION is an isometric post-apocalyptic adventure game. A tragic incident tears apart a brotherly bond but is also the catalyst for an epic adventure that spans from the 1980s and beyond.

Currently, the Super Bischoff Bros are looking for $120 000 worth of funding to get the gears rolling on Beautiful Desolation, having secured just over $34 000 of that cash at the time that this post was written. As for the gameplay? Point, click and adventure. Here’s the list of bullet points ripped straight from the Kickstarter:

  • Point-and-click adventure game
  • 80s retro technology look and feel
  • A story set in a post-apocalyptic future
  • 2D isometric, detailed rendered environments
  • African landscapes captured with photogrammetry
  • Extensive use of miniatures and scale model elements
  • Unique tribal punk aesthetic
  • Bizarre creatures and animals, and vibrant characters
  • From the creators of STASIS and CAYNE

Sounds rather rad then. I’ve got faith in the guys to deliver on this, unlike the tons of other Kickstarters out there which slowly fade away into oblivion lately. With STASIS under their belts and the free CAYNE chapter now out in the digital wilds, they’ve proven that they can deliver on their promises. I still need that new pair of pants though guys.

Last Updated: January 25, 2017


  1. Already backed.


  2. HvR

    January 25, 2017 at 12:41

    In the gameplay vid Post apocalyptic Africa looks a lot like present day Parow

    Game/idea looks awesome


  3. Admiral Chief

    January 25, 2017 at 12:43

    “post-apocalyptic Africa”
    So, 2017 eh


  4. Original Heretic

    January 25, 2017 at 12:45

    Africa is very under-utilized in games. Especially in a post-apocalyptic genre.

    I’m actually running a pen ‘n paper game at the moment, set in Africa, in a “the apocalypse is busy happening” setting. It’s getting quite interesting!


    • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

      January 25, 2017 at 14:36

      I’m playing a pen & paper where the DM has created a world based on traditional African myths.


      • Original Heretic

        January 25, 2017 at 14:40

        Also a very under-utilized genre.

        I’m keeping mine more real world. The players are actually playing themselves, not some made up character. There is little to nothing about magic. So when something like that does crop up, it’s a very WTF moment for the guys.


  5. konfab

    January 25, 2017 at 13:27


    I will be disappointed if there are no prawns


  6. Raptor Rants

    January 25, 2017 at 14:06

    Point and click? Where is my MYST!?


  7. Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

    January 25, 2017 at 14:33

    Looks interesting.

    I’m just not a fan of point and click adventure games.


  8. Sageville

    January 25, 2017 at 15:52



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