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The Old City: Leviathan
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Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Sep 20 @ 8:28am
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Release date: FALL 2014
The Old City: Leviathan is an experiment in first person exploration that focuses entirely on story.

Everything else is secondary. There are no weapons, no items, and no skill-trees. All that exists is you and the world. Set in a decaying city from a civilization long past, The Old City: Leviathan puts the player in the shoes of a sewer dwelling isolationist. You progress through the narrative by simply exploring the world. The story itself is told via the musings of your character and, chiefly, the environment itself. This environment has been designed to be diverse, interesting, and meaningful to the narrative of the game. Our nameless protagonist's perspective has been unfolded before you in the form of a visualized landscape of ideas painting his universe and dreams painting his mind.

The objective is to understand. The story of The Old City: Leviathan is not told in a traditional manner. As you progress through the narrative, you will overhear a conversation between two entities. The first entity is the nameless character you are controlling who communicates through a monologue. The second entity is the depths of the environment, details and all. Your task is to piece together the narrative as if you are jumping into a conversation with no context. The more you explore, the more you will potentially understand.

This experience is not a normal one. However, we hope that you will not see the core concept as a reduction, rather we hope that you will see it as a re-emphasis. People play different games (a term we unashamedly use in this context, denotative definition notwithstanding) for different reasons just as people consume all sorts of different media for different reasons, regardless of genre. We would like to explore another potential genre of the gaming world, and we hope that you would be intrigued enough to join us. Most of all, we want you to know exactly what you are getting yourself into. This isn't a game about killing bad guys or solving puzzles. This is a narrative that reveals itself as you discover it.

Website: http://postmodsoftworks.com/
IndieDB: http://www.indiedb.com/games/the-old-city
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Blaine_PostMod
Popular Discussions View All (14)
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Sep 17 @ 3:31pm
Nothings going to jump out at me is it?
xLINDZx
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Aug 10 @ 9:13am
Linux?
Uradamus
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Sep 3 @ 5:43am
When can i buy this game?? I want it!!
Fancy Fox™
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Millipede Sep 18 @ 2:29pm 
Great! I'm really excited for this one.
PostMod Softworks  [author] Sep 17 @ 9:19am 
Thanks! Luckily, the game is still happening, so no need to worry.
Millipede Sep 17 @ 6:56am 
Shame i only found out about the game today, goddamnit i would have funded that kickstarter!
™ KOrZaRuM Sep 17 @ 6:29am 
Good :)
houstonwehaveaproblem Sep 13 @ 8:55pm 
Great to see this work is happening, I savour the few efforts like this that are appearing. These are not games, they truly are art experiences. The gaming world morphing into a deeper, more thoughtful art form. Cool stuff.
Legit-I-Mate Sep 8 @ 10:48pm 
Also how much will it cost? Just checking. :)
Legit-I-Mate Sep 8 @ 10:46pm 
@PostMod Softworks The game looks awesome! I will try to buy it a little after its out! Cant wait :D
Kyleia Sep 3 @ 9:10pm 
Seems really interesting!
ToastDevil_Mac Sep 3 @ 12:23am 
Looks amazing! Can't wait to try it. :D
Leo Aug 25 @ 9:59am 
Yeah this game looks really good! Super in to it already haha