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Enter a Surreal World in Desolus

Enter a Surreal World in Desolus

Enter a Surreal World in Desolus

Developer Mark Mayers invites you into an enigmatic and dreamlike landscape full of secrets


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In Desolus, you’ll explore breathtaking landscapes, solve puzzles and power mysterious technology with various types of solar energy. You’ll control a black hole that will enable you to absorb and redirect energy from stars.

Unravel the secrets behind the Desolus, an entity of enigmatic origin. Concerning gameplay, think Metroid Prime meets Portal.

Developer Mark Mayers has drawn inspiration for Desolus from astronomy, surrealism and mathematical art. With his background in computer science, Mark is creating the worlds of Desolus using procedural art with themes involving perfect geometry and symmetry. He is responsible for the game’s design, programming, art and audio.

Classically-trained pianist and composer Kyle Landry is responsible for the original soundtrack. His beautiful compositions are reminiscent of those created by Romantic and Impressionist Era composers like Fredric Chopin and Claude Debussy.

Development of Desolus for Windows started in 2014. It has since been completely rebuilt to support Oculus Rift as well. The game is currently in Alpha and will likely released sometime in 2017.

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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