Elegy for a Dead World is out now on Steam

Interactive creative writing exercise launches three months early.  

Elegy for a Dead World, the sidescrolling creative writing exercise that asks you to pen prose about its poetic environments, has launched today on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam.

1

This is especially surprising as its recently successful Kickstarter targeted a March 2015 launch. When has a game ever come out this far ahead of schedule before?

At any rate, it's out and costs £10.99 / $14.99, though it's 10 per cent off until 17th December.

For the uninitiated, Elegy for a Dead World puts players in the role of either an archaeologist, thief or bard as they explore the ruins on an ancient civilization by walking across a linear 2D landscape. As the player walks from left to right, they are given writing prompts as they try to flesh out the story of these majestic fallen empires.

Once a story is done and dusted, it can be uploaded onto the interwebs via Steam Workshop, where players can read and comment on each other's work.

For more on Elegy for a Dead World, I interviewed its developer and gave it a go almost exactly a year ago.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (10)

About the author

Jeffrey Matulef

Jeffrey Matulef

Contributor  |  mrdurandpierre

Jeffrey Matulef is the best-dressed man in 1984.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Ubisoft employees sign open letter slamming management's "empty promises" following last year's toxic work culture allegations

Calls for industry collaboration to agree "rules and processes for handling reports of these offences".

Activision Blizzard employees press ahead with walkout, say Kotick statement "fails to address critical elements"

"We will not return to silence; we will not be placated by the same processes that led us to this point".

Xbox Games with Gold for August announced

Darksiders 3! Yooka-Laylee! Garou! Lost Planet 3.

Comments (10)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch