After a successful crowdfunding campaign, indie developer CBE Software will be releasing a remastered version of the original J.U.L.I.A. that started out as simply an "Enhanced Edition," and ended up morphing into "Among the Stars"
July 23, 2014
Mac, Windows, Other
J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars Release Date Trailer, Screens, Info - July 30, 2014Read JA's review of the original game
The original, narrative-driven sci-fi adventure J.U.L.I.A., released in March 2012, has been praised for its interesting story, puzzles and beautiful music. After its release, the game garnered a large and dedicated community.
Jan Kavan, CBE software director: “When I came up with the idea of launching a small crowdfunding campaign for J.U.L.I.A., it was focused on adding some enhancements and tweaking a few things which could have worked better in the original game. So the name J.U.L.I.A.: Enhanced Edition seemed appropriate. However after raising three times more than we asked for, we were driven to create an entirely different game.
"With different and more detailed gameplay mechanics, reworked story and ramped up visuals, simply adding the words 'Enhanced Edition' no longer made sense.
"We turned to our backers and asked about their opinions on a new name for the game and the result is a title we and our backers are very happy with. I also believe that the name better reflects the science fiction theme of an adventure game set in space and the heart of our story."
Rachel Masters is a 35-year-old astrobiologist orbiting an unknown planet. She is one of an elite group of scientists chosen to embark on a highly critical mission to investigate a signal of artificial origin discovered deep within a faraway solar system similar to ours.
Abruptly awakened from a decades-long cryogenic sleep, Rachel finds herself alone and disoriented in a damaged spacecraft, the last surviving member of the crew. The mission's artificial intelligence, J.U.L.I.A., and a huge reconnaisance robot know as Mobot are her only companions. The unlikely trio must make repairs, try to discover what went wrong and carry on with the mission.
J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars will feature:
J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars will be released in 2014 for PC, Mac and Linux.