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Myst Quern - Undying Thoughts - FP 3D Myst-like

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by Jaesun, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Quern is a first person puzzle adventure with captivating story and beautiful graphics. The game is currently in early development by Zadbox Entertainment. Quern refreshes the genre with flexible gameplay and reuseable puzzle mechanics. The visuals and the music combine traditional and modern elements providing a unique mood for the game.

    This universe is a structured system of worlds all connected to each other. The player assumes the role of a person, who has been trapped in one of these worlds which is a mysterious island surrounded by oceans as far as the eye could see. He finds himself in front of an entrance to a deserted ancient city.​

    Asking for $30,407 - $14 gets you a digital copy of the game

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1255217702/quern-undying-thoughts

    Watching the video, this actually looks really good, and feels like a real Myst-like. Apparently 2015 is the Year of Myst-likes on Kickstarter (I am OK with that).
     
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  3. tuluse Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    You've been on a Myst-like tear. This one seems the most interesting of the batch.
     
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    This has been funded now, with 3 more days to go. This is good - the world needs more Myst-likes.

    Their stretch goals above 25,000 are pretty silly (not to mention unrealistic), though.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1255217702/quern-undying-thoughts/posts/1293952

     
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    I just wanted to say hi and be smug about a hungarian studio developing this promising Myst-like. :smug:
     
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    Yeah, got a backer email about that recently. Looking forward to this.
     
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  8. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Should we have gotten keys for this yet?
     
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    There was a survey back in August where you could choose your reward - but no, no keys yet as far as I know (unless you backed at the beta tier, which I did not). Hopefully soon.
     
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    I just got my beta key.
     
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    I've played 40 min and so far I just have nitpicks so far.

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    The graphics are super desaturated, the pre-alpha video in the OP is more colorful. Not sure why they did this, but I don't like it.

    They also use too many post processing effects, and there's intense bloom I can't figure out how to turn off. Look at the sky and it's "have you come seeking the light" every time.

    They have a story gimmick where you find letters written to you, and they feel too try hard. Also, I don't care for the voice actor. ASA used a similar idea to much greater effect.

    The performance sucks. My video card fan hasn't spun up like this since Expeditions: Conquistador.

    The first few puzzles are boring and easy, but hopefully it's just warming up.
     
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  12. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    I got my Beta key too, just need to find some free time. :negative:
     
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    looks nice, but i'll have to wait for sale maybe

    *updated my wishlist*
     
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    What a surprise...
     
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  16. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    I actually backed and own this. From what little I did play, it IS a fairly decent(?) Mystlike. I did like the first few hours of thew early Beta I played.
     
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  17. tuluse Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I finished the first area (I think there's 3, but I'm not sure).

    It's... ok. I'm not big into Mystlikes but I could tell you a half-dozen games that are better.

    The story so far feels very forced, and the puzzles almost never require any intuitive leap.

    Still the world is pretty, and the way the environment around you changes as you solve more puzzles is cool. Nothing about it is offensively bad, just feels not good. Like it's missing some spark.
     
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