XING: The Land Beyond is a contemplative journey through the afterlife. It incorporates puzzle design similar to the Zelda series, with emphasis on environment as in Dear Esther and Myst. Players must keenly observe their surroundings and use their wits to progress through the serene world.
The game grants players the ability to manipulate their environment in a wide variety of ways, such as summoning rain, generating snowstorms and changing the time of day to help solve puzzles.
The story of XING is told through gameplay and poetry. The game has no dialog or subtitles, just elegant poetry and cryptic messages etched into stone monuments.
Players must explore to find the answers they seek. They'll encounter sumptuous shrines, awesome abilities, sorrowful souls and puzzles within puzzles while traversing mountains, deserts, forests, volcanoes and more.
Standard first-person controls and a minimalist UI make XING accessible and engaging. The game will be Oculus Rift-enabled.
Death is but another journey...