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Sethian
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Genre: Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Jun 6, 2015 @ 7:39am
Nov 9, 2016 @ 9:05am

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In Sethian, you play as an archaeologist from thousands of years in the future, exploring a distant colony, which has been abandoned for centuries. In the ruins, you discover a functional computer, which operates in the native language. The core gameplay of Sethian consists in deciphering and studying this language, and using it to communicate with the computer, to find out what happened to the colony.

If anything, Sethian is a puzzle game, where the puzzles involve interpreting and utilizing the game's language in order to uncover the mysteries of the planet. But Sethian is not a game of decryption--the game uses its own language, unrelated to English, which must be translated by the player.

For the answer to every question you could possibly have, as well as plenty of gameplay footage, please see our Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1158657297/sethian-a-sci-fi-language-puzzle-game
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Jun 7, 2015 @ 5:25pm
Awesome concept
blueasis
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drow_mail Jun 30, 2015 @ 4:24am 
Funded. I look forward to seeing how this turns out as the concept is intriguing.
Brin Jun 28, 2015 @ 9:42pm 
I wish I'd heard about this during the funding, it's a concept I'd been wanting to see explored for a long while. can't wait to see the result.
Sidewalk Songbird Jun 26, 2015 @ 2:05pm 
this looks really cool :)
El Pableras Jun 19, 2015 @ 9:28am 
¿Una aventura conversacional? La propuesta es muy interesante, lo he votado. El problema es que para comprarlo debería salir también en español, porque si no tendría que aprender dos idiomas :)
alexbradley Jun 16, 2015 @ 11:38am 
As an amateur linguist who has been inspired by Tolkien and the creators of Klingon and Dothraki, and has dabbled in creating languages myself, I am incredibly excited about a game that immerses you in an exotic world through language. I funded the Kickstarter and will play this as soon as I can!
Sigma Jun 12, 2015 @ 8:09am 
Did you make the language in the game yourself?
Skoardy Jun 11, 2015 @ 5:34pm 
Greenlight submissions are required to include at least four screenshots. Some people prefer not to have to sit through videos just to see the game in question and others have had trouble getting videos to play in Steam so it's always a good idea to also include screenshots if you can.
gqul  [author] Jun 11, 2015 @ 5:12pm 
I understand if you're not familiar with the game it seems like I haven't bothered to show you much, but honestly the game really doesn't deviate much at all from the core gameplay. As such, there's not much more I can show you with screenshots. That's why I didn't bother to include them. Anyway, in-game footage is much more revealing, isn't it?
Skoardy Jun 11, 2015 @ 1:13pm 
If you couldn't be bothered to follow the submission rules and include any screenshots, it's probably not worth checking anything else you've posted out.
Blake Linton Jun 11, 2015 @ 12:56am 
Watching the gameplay videos rekindles in me the wonderfully eerie feeling of mystery and discovery that I had playing Myst and Starcross long ago. I think this will be a game that sets the mind on fire.