Want to know a bit more about me? Of course you don’t, but I’m going to tell you anyways! My biggest passion after gaming is writing. I want to spend the rest my life putting words to paper (or fingers to keys), and my biggest dream is to be an author one day. That’s probably why I find this game, Elegy for a Dead World, so fascinating.
The game was kickstarted successfully, and It’s all about writing. Now, now, don’t dash off like that because it sounds boring. It’s rude to judge a book by its cover! Here’s what it’s about:
In Elegy for a Dead World, you travel to distant planets and create stories about the people who once lived there.
Three portals have opened to uncharted worlds. Earth has sent a team of explorers to investigate them, but after an accident, you are the sole survivor. Your mission remains the same: survey these worlds and write the only accounts of them that outsiders will ever know.
Still not interested? Perhaps this visual material will inspire you where words don’t.
You don’t have to be a writer to enjoy it either. The developers have made the title with everybody in mind.
We created Elegy so that everyone can write. As you explore, the game helps you create the narrative. You begin on Shelley’s World, now devoid of life. A bloated, red sun scorches a landscape of towers, sculptures, and cryptic machinery. As you encounter these elements, Elegy will cue you with a series of writing prompts.
That was visible in the trailer above. The game sets you up with a couple of words, and it’s up to you write the rest. What you have to inspire you are beautiful scenes and backdrops.
Elegy for a Dead World is now available on Steam with a 10% discount till the 17th of December. It’ll cost you only $13.49! Will you be buying it? I think I just might.
Last Updated: December 11, 2014