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Cylne
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Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Oct 30, 2013 @ 7:28am
Mar 5 @ 10:18am

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Cylne available on March 5
Cylne is Greenlit !
Description
Release date: Q3 2014
Cylne is a first person surreal exploration game, in the form of a visual poems collection. Choose a chapter to explore and feel unreal worlds filled with psychic/environmental enigmas and platforming. Surrounded by a dark halo, dive into roots of consciousness to find meaning...

These poem-like worlds are linked together by a common thread. Explore strange places, from ancient architectures to abstract and wide stripped landscapes, to find it. You may also encounter strange life forms.

The only thing you know about your avatar is this strange misty halo. Cylne doesn't impose narrative elements.

At the end of this journey, you will be faced with a choice that echoes your experience and might unlock some mysteries. In a way, the game is about self revelation : you create your own story.

Genre :
Adventure, Art, Puzzle, Experimental, Abstract, Indie, Others.

Game keys :
Minimalist first person gameplay based on exploration :
  • Active psychic or environmental mecanisms to solve enigmas.
  • Your halo can guide you. Watch it.
  • Glide sometimes through the air, walk or float.
Symbolic way :
  • Each chapter has a symbolic with different meanings.
  • The aim is to cross the odd chapter called « The Choice ». The player can enter any chapter. There is five chapters.
Immersive 3D environments and odd cutscenes.
Atmospheric soundtrack and crystalline guitars.
Independent game :
  • Cylne project : one person who creates the general conception, musics and sound effects, programming and graphics of the game.

Warning :
The game contains flashing and bright lights which may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

Demo :
This is a part of the first chapter at the alpha state, but it will give you a good understanding of the game :
http://www.indiedb.com/games/cylne/downloads/cylnedemo10

Response :
Originally posted by indiemag.fr:
Cylne, an atypical journey. (...) will intrigue the curious who like to enjoy unusual experiences in the video game and stir their imagination.

Cylne, un voyage atypique. (...) Son univers a de quoi intriguer les curieux qui aiment profiter d'expériences atypiques dans le jeu vidéo et faire travailler leur imaginaire.

Originally posted by indiestatik.com:
Poems always invoke an insightful visual style through their prose. What readers see is up to their interpretation, though. Robert Frost’s “Road Less Traveled” might be a bramble-laden dark forest to one person and a trashy alley to another. It all depends on perspective. There’s generally a tactile nature to poems, and you can almost feel your way through them, reaching out into the dark while a trail of unknown entities whizzes by you. That sense of journey, of exploration, is what seems to have inspired the first-person exploration game, Cylne.

Originally posted by indiegamemag.com:
In the midst of a rising surplus of non combat, exploration games, Cylne shows promise to deliver an emotional experience about self revelation. The game is clearly trying to do something different, and for that reason, it deserves some attention.

Originally posted by killscreendaily.com:
This game looks like a poster from the 90s come to life. (…) the one you’d eventually get to if you kept on flipping, which portrayed wilderness scenes with vaguely new age or pagan imagery. That pretty much describes the look of the surreal exploration game Cylne

Originally posted by jeuvideo.com:
Cylne is certainly not a game like any other. It's more a psychedelic and poetic trip than a classic adventure game. This demo should convince you without difficulty.

Cylne n'est certainement pas un jeu comme les autres. Il s'agit davantage d'un trip psychédélique et poétique que d'un jeu d'aventure classique. Cette démo devrait d'ailleurs vous en convaincre sans difficulté.

System requirement :
Minimum :
- Windows XP SP3 or Vista (32 Bits version)
- 2.0+ GHz processor
- 2 GB system RAM
- SM3-compatible video card
- around 630 MB Free hard drive space
- DirectX : 9.0c version

Recommanded :
- Windows Seven
- 2.0+ GHz multi-core processor
- 3 GB system RAM
- NVIDIA 8000 or above
- around 630 MB Free hard drive space
- DirectX : 9.0c version


Popular Discussions View All (2)
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Dec 31, 2014 @ 3:10am
OS X
EphemeralPants
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Mar 5 @ 4:56am
Gamepad Support?
[IN D] RobbinxDeHood
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Law Abiding Engineer Mar 4 @ 12:44pm 
Awesome. Glad to see its soon-to-be release
Retro Bliss Mar 4 @ 7:40am 
I am glad you finally made it! I can't wait to check it out soon. Congratulations
Mauii Mar 4 @ 4:33am 
Great news! Looking forward!
Cylne  [author] Mar 4 @ 4:09am 
I am pleased to announce Cylne will be available through Steam tomorrow with a 20% launch discount for the first week ( $11.99 $9.59) : I thank you again for your help and considered your comments to improve Cylne !
Cylne  [author] Mar 4 @ 4:09am 
@Grimlock, thanks. The game is coming on March 5!
Mauii Feb 19 @ 10:40am 
Looking forward to the release. I must have this!
Cylne  [author] Jan 2 @ 8:50am 
Thanks !

@Hisilde, thank you for trying the demo.
Hisilde Jan 1 @ 12:37pm 
Hey Cylne, congrats!
As promised I tried your demo: unfortunately, it is not my type of game. However, I loved the title screen (so great !) and find the demo quite neat :D Keep going ;)
Aries Dec 31, 2014 @ 1:21pm 
Congratulations on being Greenlit.
DerStutz Dec 31, 2014 @ 10:32am 
It looks awesome, reminds me of the Lucas Arts game "The Dig" a weird world to explore and solve puzzles on. Love the graphics!