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COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction
 
 
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Genre: Adventure, RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Jul 10, 2016 @ 6:50am
Jul 26, 2016 @ 8:27am
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Demo and Kickstarter
Description
Release date: 2019
COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction is a story-driven nonlinear point&click adventure set in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world.

Learn more about the game and support us on Kickstarter:
moonburntstudio.com/kickstarter

or download playable demo of COLUMNAE directly:
moonburntstudio.itch.io/columnae/download/GO4ck7cp9yQh973YvVF4khZE8rhe9wuW49PADpqj



Gameplay

Aside from classic point & click adventure features, COLUMNAE introduces the concept of retrocausality which along with nonlinear nature of the gameplay allows the player to affect not only the future but also the past of the main character and the world surrounding him. The game is divided into eight chapters, but the order of playing them is not chronological. Depending on the actions the player chooses within each chapter of the game, yet-to-be-played chapters are placed in an appropriate "version" of the past or the future.



Setting

COLUMNAE is set in a world ruined by a gradual environmental catastrophe that left the surface of the Earth uninhabitable. The story is focused on a society descended from people who couldn't afford to inhabit the "city in the clouds", called Deus, when the ecological disaster was imminent. Deus is a closed town built upon gigantic metal pillars - Columnae. Beneath them, a huge underground machine, called Machina, was constructed with the purpose of automatically extracting and processing resources and sending them via pipes through Columnae and into Deus. The society now living inside the columns settled there in an attempt to escape the lethal environment on the surface after Deus was locked down. Since then, they had no contact with the inhabitants of Deus, and they are parasitizing on the resources coming through the columns. But the people living there are far from innocent themselves - power struggle, corruption, lies, political manipulation and poverty are all present among the citizens of Columnae.

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285 Comments
🆁🅾🆂🆂🆄🅼 Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:31pm 
:greenlight:
Мясник Sep 19, 2016 @ 9:18pm 
I'm an HR Manager of the group doing the translation. I propose to translate your game to Russian language in a short time and low price. Write on e-mail mannegreim0@gmail.com or in PM
ErivRan Aug 26, 2016 @ 4:46am 
nice graph.
𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 Aug 8, 2016 @ 5:03pm 
I WANT IT ALL :D
Just a Bot Jul 31, 2016 @ 5:50am 
i like this!
:2016snocone:
Dop4miN Jul 26, 2016 @ 8:23am 
nice graphix
Cloud Jul 26, 2016 @ 4:06am 
интересная графика
coconeitor99 Jul 25, 2016 @ 8:54pm 
nice visual style
Başar Jul 25, 2016 @ 5:08pm 
OMG! This'is a beatifull
gnomomago666 Jul 25, 2016 @ 2:15pm 
Seems cool! :steamhappy: