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Svarun Kickstarts Their Journey Through the Cosmos

Svarun Kickstarts Their Journey Through the Cosmos

Svarun Kickstarts Their Journey Through the Cosmos

One is the loneliest number as you embark on a solo trip through space in K’NOSSOS – a sci-fi adventure that will focus on story and atmosphere


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Svarun Entertainment has released an alpha demo and launched a Kickstarter Campaign for their current project, K’NOSSOS. Due out in early 2019, the game is described as “a classical point-and-click science fiction adventure game which follows the story of a lone passenger aboard a huge interstellar colonization ship traveling the unknown reaches of the cosmos.”

Svarun is a small independent game development studio with an international team focused on creating games with “atmosphere, immersion, and quality storytelling.” The group includes Nikola Pacek-Vetnic (Project Lead, Designer, and Artist), Jonathan Hopkins (Developer), Biljana Jelicic (2D Artist), and Michael Stein (Press and Crowdfunding). K’NOSSOS is their first major project and it should appeal to fans of titles such as The Dig (LucasArts, 1995) and Beneath a Steel Sky (Revolution Software, 1994).

Played from a 3rd-person perspective with a 2D point-and-click interface, K’NOSSOS will feature a dark sci-fi storyline, non-linear gameplay, inventory, puzzles, and an experimental soundtrack that crosses musical genres. Initial screenshots reveal a unique and surreal world to explore. The Svarun team is creating the K’NOSSOS landscape in “an abstract expressionist style that is reminiscent of the works of Wassily Kandinsky.” For those not familiar with art history, Kandinsky was an early 20th century Russian painter who is credited with being the originator of abstract art. One of his well-known paintings is shown below and one can see the elements that have inspired the Svarun artists.


Additional information on the game’s progress can be found by following Svarun Entertainment on Twitter or Facebook. The K’NOSSOS demo can be downloaded from their website.

Cindy Kyser

Cindy Kyser

Cindy’s love affair with gaming began when she opened a mailbox in front of a white house and took the first step in a long series of adventures. ‘Back in the day,’ Cindy was a regular contributor to JA and an active member of the online gaming community. She has attended several E3s and has had the pleasure of spending time in person with both Ray and Randy. Her all- time favorite adventures include the Tex Murphy series, the Gabriel Knight series, and The Longest Journey. She also enjoys RPGs and her list of ‘best ever’ includes Fallout, Asheron’s Call, and Planescape Torment. Â Frustrated with the cost of rising PC system requirements, Cindy decided to switch to console and tablet gaming. Although you can teach some old dogs new tricks, she discovered that console controller dexterity is a skill set that she is lacking. Her results with tablet gaming were not much better. With the exception of a few gems such as The Room and Forever Lost, there is a limit to how much one can play Candy Crush and Hidden Object Adventures. Having proved that pure escapism is worth the investment, she has a new gaming laptop and is back to her search for the perfect adventure. Â After spending most of her life in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Cindy escaped the stress of urban life and moved to rural Arkansas. To show that she has become a true Arkansan, she has taken up deer hunting, wears pink camo, and put a chicken coop in her backyard. On a stressful day, she can be heard yelling ‘Woo Pig Sooie’ when all else fails.

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