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The Moonstone Equation
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jan 10, 2017 @ 6:07am
Aug 20, 2018 @ 9:51am

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Thankyou Everyone
Now at #29. Still need more votes.
First, a huge thanks to everyone that's already voted for The Moonstone Equation here on Greenlight. At the moment it's at #29 in the top 100 games on greenlight and with a little luck that's enough to get through and into your hands in the near future.

What Next?
Sadly these things are never simple. Even as a developer I have no idea what the true criteria for being greenlit really are. This means the best thing I can do is reach out to all you great supporters and ask that you make a little more noise. So, if you could ask a friend or two to vote as well that would be great.

Release date: Summer 2017
Scientists love a good mystery

The Moonstone Equation is a single player puzzle/platform game about science and curiosity presented in a modern pixel art style. It's set in and around a remote hilltop research facility built specifically to investigate some mysterious inscriptions carved into pieces of moon rock found buried within the hillside. The player guides our protagonist Alice as she arrives at the facility and starts to live and work with the various scientists theorists and oddballs that already call this place home. The Moonstone equation draws its design inspiration from games like Fez, Monument Valley, The Talos Principle and Ico. The Player is free to explore and investigate a world full of puzzles as they like, discovering (and shaping) the narrative as they go. With very little threat and no 'enemies'. It's the perfect game for those inquisitive people who enjoy a good puzzle and the time and space to crack it.


Hand-crafted modern pixel-art
The game is created using bespoke tools running within a custom engine designed to present a crisp high definition pixel-art world using modern rendering technology.

Puzzles, lot of them
You'll find lots of things to solve. Some more obvious than others. Each created using nearly 20 years of game and puzzle making experience

Persistent living world
The Moonstone Equation is a puzzle solving adventure within a world that changes and responds to when (and how often) you choose to play. If it's night where you are, then it's night at the facility. This responsiveness also extends to the colourful characters that populate the game world. Don't worry you don't have to get up at midnight just to solve bits of it, but you might discover something interesting if you do.

Duration: 12+ hours

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D/monX Mar 17, 2017 @ 8:23pm 
Ghreser Mar 3, 2017 @ 11:19am 
Hi, i think this game might be very great, but i have some question ... (I don't read the other commentary don't blame me please)

- It will be translated in other language ?
- It's an open world (kind of like Fez) or just some level where we need to solve something ?
- How much that will cost ?

I need this information because i want buy the game
Rotom da Peste - BR Feb 13, 2017 @ 1:30pm 
is one copy of FEZ?
fungi Jan 30, 2017 @ 12:32pm 
cool game
bananaXY Jan 23, 2017 @ 7:00pm 
Will there be workshop lvl's for this game?
Alexa Jan 21, 2017 @ 3:30pm 
Might want to add that to the description. I'm not a dev, I'm just a consumer with ideas.
Arbonox  [author] Jan 21, 2017 @ 3:13pm 
I can't thank you all enough for your votes and comments. Please tell your friends to vote too and with a little luck you'll be doing science and discovering things very soon.

@Rabbot32 It's a lot bigger than a SHORT flash game. Maybe 12+ hours if that helps.
leo Jan 21, 2017 @ 1:56pm 
looks good
Alexa Jan 21, 2017 @ 12:41am 
This brings back memories of playing high-quality pixelart flash games on Kongregate when I was young.
I would suggest adding a 'the game is expected to last x hours' to the description to prevent misinterpretation, as this is highly reminencent of the aformetioned SHORT flash games.
This is clearly a fine piece of work. Upvoted.
JDinoking360 Jan 20, 2017 @ 6:13pm 
This is realy cool looking. Would love for it to hit greenlight!!