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XING: The Land Beyond
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Feb 21, 2013 @ 2:09am
Aug 11, 2015 @ 6:55am
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Release date: Early 2017
You Died.

Welcome to XING.

Your body may be gone, but your life has just begun. In death, you will find yourself on a journey across a series of mysterious lands. You will encounter perplexing puzzles, trapped souls, and the power to change the environment around you.


XING: The Land Beyond is a contemplative journey through the afterlife, incorporating puzzle design akin to the Zelda series, with emphasis on environment like Dear Esther and Myst. Players must keenly observe their surroundings and use their wits to progress through the serene world.


XING: The Land Beyond is an Atmospheric First-Person Puzzle Adventure game for the PC and Oculus Rift. Players are transported to the world of XING - an Afterlife where they must uncover secrets as to why they were sent there and who they are. Gameplay is mainly exploration, solving environment-based puzzles and gaining/using powers such as Rain and Snow to progress through levels.

In the land of XING you are crossing the threshold between life and death.

You are on a journey to earn your freedom, while freeing other spirits trapped in the in-between. Each realm you visit was once home to a spirit, which will act as a guide in telling the story of his/her life through scattered poetry. Spirits will also help you in your quest to solve puzzles, in the hopes that you will set them free when you pass through the final gate into oblivion...

The story of XING is told through gameplay and poetry. There is no dialog, no subtitles, only elegant poetry and cryptic messages etched into stone monuments. The player must explore to find the answers they seek. Players will encounter sumptuous shrines, awesome abilities, sorrowful souls and puzzles within puzzles.

Death is but another journey…


  • Original Score
  • Weather Control
  • Virtual Reality Compatible
  • 3-D Environmental Puzzles
  • Story Told Through Poetry
  • Utilizing the power of the Unreal 4 Engine
  • Standard First Person controls and a minimalist UI make the game accessible, while still engaging for seasoned gamers.
Popular Discussions View All (4)
Sep 8 @ 2:30pm
HTC Vive
Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:34am
Stereoscopic 3D Support?
Mar 11, 2013 @ 8:19pm
Right, so my comment was too long to post on the showcase page.
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narutouzumaki999 Oct 20 @ 3:36pm 
Is this beautiful game really cancelled?
OBIPPO Oct 19 @ 10:55pm 
is it cancelled?
Collector Oct 19 @ 7:46pm 
This just in...they blew the budget for the game on conferences and searching for pine cones. Que a new kickstarter to raise more money, game release date...2021.
bertklijn Sep 9 @ 12:18pm 
Would be a sure buy for me if it woull be also be compatible with the HTC-Vive VR.
All the video's i have seen have made me really looking forward to this game.
Squirrel Jun 15 @ 10:00am 
Devs just announced release put back to Fall. Nice of them to keep their "Greenlighters" in the dark. Come on guys how about an update here?
Rainer May 1 @ 10:53pm 
Nop, should be still in development; Twitter is up-to-date:
OBIPPO May 1 @ 2:25pm 
Is this abandoned?
AzureanStudios Apr 6 @ 10:15pm 
Still stoked on this! Any updates?
Walpurgisnacht Dec 5, 2015 @ 10:46pm 
I just watched the trailer. This game has beautiful music and scenery. I can't wait to play it. I think I'll get it for PS4. I hope there is split screen co-op. I don't mind if extra players makes the puzzles too easy. :p
narutouzumaki999 Nov 7, 2015 @ 12:08am 
The Game has such beautiful scenery and landscapes, awesome, can't wait to play it.