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XING: The Land Beyond
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Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Feb 21, 2013 @ 2:09am
Jul 30 @ 12:56pm
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Uploaded New Screenshots!
Underestimations, End of Summer Catch-Up, and Hundred Island Lake
Underestimations

First things first: it has been a slow but steady realization for us that we will not be completing this game by our original goal of October this year. Over the past 3 months, we have worked almost every day, and still there is much to do! In those months we continued to learn and produce more technologies for the game, as well as better ways of getting the atmosphere and mechanics that we feel are crucial to the land of XING - especially when it comes to the Oculus Rift!

Instead of finishing quickly and giving you guys a game that is less than we want, we have opted to continue our development into the winter - striving to hit all (or most) of our creative goals for the game. Quality is what we are striving for, and we hope that everyone will understand that the wait will be necessary for a better and more polished product.

Long story short, the release for XING: The Land Beyond is now looking closer to early-mid 2014.


End of Summer Catch-Up

Our Daily Routine
Now that summer has ended, we have all gone back to our homes and are working remotely each day. A typical day means waking up around 9am and turning on Video Chat with the other two members by 10am. The rest of the day is spent working on XING, with breaks for lunch and dinner. We generally work until around 9pm, but many nights go on till around 12am. Then it begins all over again. That may sound like a lot, but we are all still excited to be working on this awesome project - with each day bringing new challenges and solutions.

Also, we take one day off each week :)
We make good use of our small amount of time off:



Puzzles and Mechanics

Let's just say you guys will be in for a treat! We have tons of exciting new gameplay we have added to enhance the PC and Oculus experience! Everything from new types of puzzles to how the player can interact with objects to the detail of the material applied to each mesh.

Videos will be coming out later, showing some of these things off.


Kickstarter Rewards : The Miniatures!

We decided to order a few 3-D prints of our latest models to see how they would turn out. At first we were unsure of how some of them would come out, knowing many of them have fine details.

When they arrived, we were really ecstatic with the results:











If you missed out on getting one of these guys any would like to still help raise funds to support the project, we are extending the Add-On for miniatures until the game's release date.

After you play XING: The Land Beyond, choose your favorite character statue from the game. Let us know what it is (within the first 3 months of the game release) and you will get a paint-able miniature version of that character to have and to hold. That's right, you get a real physical miniature of any character you want.

These are $65 + Shipping.
If you decided to donate through paypal, please leave a note that says that you would like one of the miniatures. Thank you!

Shipping:
+ $10 for US/Mexico/Canada
+ $15 international

Donate Here[www.xingthegame.com]


Rainforest Screenshots












100 Island Lake

Sneak Preview of the Work in Progress:





As always, feel free to comment or send us a message if you have any thought, questions or concerns!


Cheers!

White Lotus Interactive

Description
Release date: Winter 2014
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. Spiritualism, mysticism and logic come together in the land of XING, where you will traverse mountains, deserts, forests, volcanoes and more.


INSPIRATIONS

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.

STORY

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…

FEATURES

  • Original Score
  • Weather Control
  • Dazzling 3-D Environments
  • Integrated Day-Night Cycle
  • 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 (2)
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Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:34am
Stereoscopic 3D Support?
TsaebehT
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Mar 11, 2013 @ 8:19pm
Right, so my comment was too long to post on the showcase page.
DaveBot
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OmniPlayerOne Jul 15 @ 2:37pm 
Great demo experience - highly recommend you try this on your Rift
PhyterNL Jul 13 @ 11:03pm 
Just played the Oculus Rift demo. The game looks as good as claimed. Unbelievably amazing!
=EGC=CowboyBradley Jun 18 @ 2:44am 
Spring?... its almost July... :P ...
BKGround Jun 11 @ 11:08pm 
any chance of a demo or beta testing pre-release
Asphodel Jan 17 @ 6:02am 
So good !
Obsidanse Jan 5 @ 2:59am 
Oh dear god I can't wait for this! Cyan may well lose my heart to you guys.
Angeli Nov 30, 2013 @ 11:28am 
Мне очень понравилось.
denny2803 Nov 10, 2013 @ 1:45am 
great graphics
Sgt.Psycho Oct 29, 2013 @ 2:49pm 
Congratulations!