Developer Dejobaan Games has brought out Elegy for a Dead World on Steam. It’s currently available for $14.99 or an unequal €14.99 for unfortunate Europeans, though it has a 10% discount until December 17, 2014.
Dejobaan Games is a bit of an oddball when it comes to its releases. Some of its titles include Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby or Drunken Robot Pornography, which should give you an idea of how they operate.
Elegy for a Dead World, however, might be one of the biggest “out there” ideas the studio has had. It’s a game where the goal is to write stories, literally.
Players will be taken through three worlds of dead civilizations, which represent the works of Lord Byron, John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Coincidentally, these three authors are also the only three achievements the Steam game will yield.
So, you’re supposed to write stories about the things you encounter in the game, but what if you aren’t skilled? Well, Elegy for a Dead World is confident it will have plenty of inspiring material in the game that will inspire people.
Once written, you can then share your works with the community through Steam Workshop. On that hub, you’ll be able to see how other players have experienced the game and vote on the best works.
Elegy for a Dead World was part of a recent Kickstarter campaign, which ended on October 21. It asked for $48,000 and it was able to receive shy over $72,000.
Also interesting, Elegy for a Dead World was projected to release in March 2015, according to the crowd fund event. It’s definitely here a whole lot sooner, which doesn’t exactly happen often with those types of projects.