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J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars
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Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English, German, Russian
Players: Single-player
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Jan 22, 2013 @ 3:11am
May 14 @ 8:44am
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WE HAVE JUST BEEN APPROVED!
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Description
Release date: September 12 2014
Science fiction interface-based video game featuring temperemental artificial intelligence, lone survivor, huge robot and aliens!

This will be a remastered version based upon player's feedback and it will feature downloadable soundtrack as a bonus. Playable demo of the original - non-enhanced game available!

About the game

J.U.L.I.A. is an innovative narrative driven PC game created as a labor of love by an independent developer's duo Jan Kavan and Lukáš Medek.

The story centers on Rachel Manners, a 35 year old astrobiologist. She is a member of an elite group of scientists, chosen to embark on one of the most critical missions ever conceived on Earth. Now Rachel is alone, orbiting an unknown planet. Her only companions are J.U.L.I.A., the space probe’s artificial intelligence and Mobot, a huge reconnaissance robot. Together, this unlikely trio will explore the mysteries of this solar system. But are they prepared for what they will find?

Among the Stars news

1. 1920x1080 and 1280x720 resolution
2. Full screen exploration allowing to explore individual planets in detail in point'n'click interface
3. Estimated 60% more contents and much longer gameplay
4. Rachel Manners redesign - images coming soon

I am currrently slowly adding new materials so you can compare how old and new J.U.L.I.A. differ. Check the screenshot tagged with Enhanced Edition. Vidoes coming soon!


Reviews

Originally posted by Adventure Gamers 4/5 stars (Katie Hazen):
"Plenty of varied puzzles will appeal to players looking for a challenge, and the story of humanity’s dealings with others and itself will draw you into its sci-fi mystery, while the decisions you’re forced to make will resonate long after you’ve left the game behind. There are really no games out there quite like J.U.L.I.A., and anyone interested in something a little different will be rewarded with a fun experience that’s well worth the time and effort.”

Originally posted by Just Adventure B (Ray Ivey):
“You can feel the love the designers of this game have for the adventure genre. It oozes out of every pore of the game. It makes you want to call them up and sit around and have a conversation about everyone’s favorite old adventure games.”

Originally posted by GameBoomers B++ (Flotsam):
“…J.U.L.I.A. provides eight or so hours of thoughtful, enjoyable, story driven science fiction, a good number of well crafted and varied puzzles, and some excellent looking cutscenes. J.U.L.I.A. is a game I would happily recommend as being well worth the price of admission.”

Originally posted by Gamercast.net 4/5 (Charlotte Woolley):
“…J.U.L.I.A is an all-round fantastic adventure game, with an intriguing story and a very satisfying ending. It supplies fresh and challenging puzzles and includes one of the most endearing robots since Dog. If you are looking for an engaging and enjoyable adventure game and don’t judge a book by its cover, look no further than J.U.L.I.A”

Originally posted by Adrenaline Vault 4/5 (Michael Smith):
“J.U.L.I.A. is obviously a labor of love, and it’s hard to be critical of a labor of love. But a few more hands on deck would’ve helped turn a good-looking, sometimes frustrating puzzle fest into an outstanding adventure game. The future appears bright for CBE; I look forward to their next project.”

Originally posted by God is a Geek 7/10 (Mary Goodden):
“J.U.L.I.A’s soundtrack is an atmospheric delight, which is fortunate, since you’ll be spending a long time listening to it while wrestling with increasingly difficult puzzles.”

“J.U.L.I.A. is a well-edited game with a clear vision that keeps you interested by perpetually adding tissue-thin layers of complexity to a lean frame. It doesn’t do anything new or spectacular, but then, it doesn’t need to. What it does do is combine tried-and-tested elements – cerebral puzzling, text-based exposition, FMV sequences and a “last human” sci-fi yarn – to form a pleasing, cohesive whole. If you’re a nostalgic adventure gamer looking for a quirky title to while away a few evenings, J.U.L.I.A. is definitely a good choice.”

Originally posted by New Gamer Nation 7.5/10 (Collin Brown):
“[J.U.L.I.A.] also has a great storyline and an intriguing hook that will keep gamers engaged right through to the end of the poor astrobiologist’s adventure.”

Originally posted by Invision community (Andrew Roberts):
“[...]Each and every planet will have a different look and different features. From icy cold planets to desert covered planets, even the different looking aliens look awesome.
[...] Overall the game will occupy at least 5 or 6 hours of good gameplay, if you fancy a change and a decent amount of challenge I would recommend this title.”

Plot synopsis
After countless years of careful space observation, the enormous telescope Chandra 17 suddenly locates a solar system quite similar to our own. As all earthly observatories turned their attention towards this new discovery, a signal of artificial origin is detected from deep within the system.

Reaction was immediate and a mission plan was conceived. No expense was spared in the construction of a massive space probe. It was designed and equipped to be ideally suited for the ultimate challenge: to meet and study extraterrestrial sentient life-forms. Equal care was taken with the crew. Only the most prominent scientists were selected and trained to ideally represent planet Earth. Everything was perfectly planned and success was certain. Yet somehow, everything has gone terribly wrong…

Now, imagine being jolted awake by an emergency alarm. As your surroundings come into focus, you realize you were deep in cryogenic sleep on a vast space probe. But why you are there is an elusive memory. Disoriented, you rush to the control room searching for answers. Once there you learn from the ship’s AI that not only have you been asleep for decades, but you are also the last surviving member of the probe’s crew.

To make matters worse, the probe is severely damaged by a disastrous impact with a passing meteoroid swarm. First, you must make repairs. Not only is your own survival at stake, but you need to find out what happened to the crew and why you alone survived.

Are you prepared to:

  • step into the spacesuit of Rachel Manners and find out why she was the sole survivor of this ill-fated expedition?
  • utilize an ingenious MOBOT – a mobile robot designed for planetary exploration to investigate this solar system and all its wonders?
  • solve the mystery of the mission’s failure and locate the missing crew?
  • travel to six unique planets and uncover their secrets?
  • solve puzzles, gather clues and communicate with the most temperamental artificial intelligence ever designed?
Are you prepared for… J.U.L.I.A?

More information about JULIA

www.juliathegame.com
www.cbe-software.com
Popular Discussions View All (5)
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Sep 7 @ 6:46am
Which languages would you like to see J.U.L.I.A. in?
JanKavan
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Jul 24 @ 5:54am
Looking forward to this game
JonnyƦedHed
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Nov 7, 2013 @ 8:06am
Congrats for the greenlit ! And have a question about the Groupees pre-purchase
Wurenben
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robert.blane Sep 13 @ 12:25am 
R.E.L.E.A.S.E.D.
ciraliozgur Sep 12 @ 7:39am 
5pm pst. last 9 hours then. :)
robert.blane Sep 12 @ 5:09am 
VERY SOON AND BEST OF LUCK TO JAN AND LUCAS WITH JULIA.
JonnyƦedHed Sep 12 @ 4:31am 
Official release is 5PM PST
robert.blane Sep 9 @ 4:45am 
Not long to go now before a gaming phemonenon is born...
JonnyƦedHed Sep 7 @ 4:01pm 
Great!, thanks for the info RB.
robert.blane Sep 7 @ 5:38am 
And for those who don't know, you can go straight to the website of CBE Software and get J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars for a Special Promotional Pre-Order price of only $14.99, yes that's right for a limited time you get 25% off the full price.
robert.blane Sep 7 @ 5:32am 
And now only hardly any time at all and our dream game will be released...
ξνρεκαジ Sep 6 @ 10:40am 
cant w8
JonnyƦedHed Sep 6 @ 10:10am 
Now 6 :)