Night mode

Columnae: A Past Under Construction

Columnae: A Past Under Construction

Columnae: A Past Under Construction

From indie developer Moonburnt Studio, a point-and-click adventure in which the player can influence both the future and the past


Written by on

Developed by


Set in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world, Columnae is a story about the aftermath of a catastrophe that has left the Earth’s surface uninhabitable.

The wealthy have ascended to Deus, a locked down “city in the clouds.” In order to escape the lethal environment on the surface, those unable to afford to live in Deus have settled inside gigantic the metal pillars (Columnae) on which Deus has been built. They survive by parasitizing resources coming through the columns.

The story focuses on the Columnae dwellers who, being far from innocent, are plagued by corruption, political manipulation, power struggles and poverty. 

The game will feature a branching story and non-linear elements. The player’s decisions will open certain opportunities and lock others, either temporarily or permanently, giving the story its own internal logic. The game will offer approximately eight different endings. 

Columnae: A Past Under Construction will be released on PC/Windows, Mac and Linux at a date TBD.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.