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COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction Builds a Kickstarter Campaign

COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction Builds a Kickstarter Campaign

COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction Builds a Kickstarter Campaign

From Moonburnt Studio comes a story-driven nonlinear point-and-click adventure set in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world; a playable demo is available (Windows)


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Columnae: A Past Under Construction – September 28, 2015
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COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction is the first game from Serbia-based Moonburnt Studio. It’s a point-and-click adventure in development for Windows, Mac and Linux.

The Earth has been left uninhabitable by an environmental catastrophe. When disaster was imminent, the wealthy settled in Deus, a “city in the clouds” built upon huge metal pillars called Columnae. Machina was built beneath these pillars to pump underground resources up to Deus.


Columnae is also a settlement for those unable to afford to live in Deus. Unwilling to cooperate with the anarcho–tribal society of The Cliffs, the society of Columnae is plagued by corruption, political manipulation, power-struggle and poverty.

COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction is unique in that its eight chapters are not played in chronological order. This allows the player to affect not only the future but the past of the main character and the world. Depending on players’ choices of action within each chapter, yet–to–be–played chapters are placed in an appropriate “version” of the past or the future. This yields a great deal of replayability.

Moonburnt Studio is looking to raise at least €40,000 on Kickstarter  by August 9, 2016. If you like what you see, please consider giving COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction your backing. 

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

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