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COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction Closes in on Pinnacle of Kickstarter Campaign

COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction Closes in on Pinnacle of Kickstarter Campaign

COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction Closes in on Pinnacle of Kickstarter Campaign

Running until August 9th at 9pm EDT, the game has reached 89% of its goal; help push it over the top


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COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction Builds a Kickstarter Campaign – July 8, 2016
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In COLUMNAE, you’ll find a world ruined by a gradual environmental catastrophe. Its story focuses on a society descended from people unable to afford to inhabit Deus, the closed “city in the clouds,” built on gigantic metal pillars called Columnae.

Lying beneath Columnae is a vast underground machine that extracts, processes and sends resources directly up to Deus. Those who occupy the columns live in a society that’s corrupt, poverty-ridden and locked a power struggle.

Along with classic adventure features, COLUMNAE introduces the concept of retrocausality which allows the player to affect not only the future but also the past of the main character and the world surrounding him. Rather than chronologically, the game’s eight chapters are presented in a sequence that reflects the consequences of the player’s choices.

COLUMNAE has been Greenlit, and Windows (English and German) and Mac versions of a playable demo may be downloaded from the Kickstarter page.

Developer Moonburnt Studio asks that you please consider backing COLUMNAE, which is currently at 89% of its base goal with approximately 33 hours left in the campaign. If things go according to plan, the full game is scheduled to be released early in 2018 for PC, Mac and Linux.

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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