Quern - Undying Thoughts Press Release
First Person Puzzle Renaissance? Fans claim indie title Quern to be the spiritual successor of MYST.
Quern is a first-person puzzle adventure in which the player is set on an island to solve its mysteries. Throughout the game you must follow the hints of the past as you delve deeper into the story to understand the extraordinary nature of the island and the importance of your presence.
The game is made by four young developers.
The players are incredibly satisfied, the game is currently rated 94% positive by the Steam community.
The crowd’s reaction is extremely important for the developers, not just because of the heart-warming feedback, but the useful ideas as well. “We spend a lot of time watching gameplay videos and live streams to learn more about what players want to see added to the game and which parts need more development in terms of gameplay. We want Quern to be absolutely perfect.” - said the developers.
Quern works well on live streaming sites such as Twitch because the viewers immediately become immersed in the puzzles when they see someone play the game. It’s easy for many people to be involved at a time since most puzzles are mechanically simple, which means the viewers can think about possible solutions without being able to directly control the game.
- Quern is a first-person puzzle adventure game with captivating story, beautiful graphics and atmospheric soundtrack to set the mood.
- Quern uses FPS controls, meaning the player can freely explore and wander around the island.
- The key to success is to understand the operating principles of the island.
- The game introduces re-usable puzzle mechanics to the classic genre. The player grows to get to the bottom of each challenge, as it is essential to progress and immerse in the game’s world.
- An in-game notebook helps the player to memorize hints and picture connections of the island.
Quern - Undying Thoughts is Zadbox Entertainment’s debut game.
Zadbox Entertainment is:
Daniel M. Poszmik
- Game Design / Story / Graphics
- Music / Sound Design
- Sound Design
Quern started out as a dissertation project but it quickly grew into a video game with great potential.
When the idea of Quern was first presented to the gaming community, people immediately took interest and the game was crowdfunded during the summer of 2015. The Kickstarter campaign raised more than £25.000 with the help of 1372 backers.
QUERN ON STEAM
Official Website: http://querngame.com/
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/querngame/videos
Reviews from Steam:
“Quern is elegant, beautiful, polished, sophisticated, fun, artistic and surgical. I skipped two Christmas parties just to stay home and play this. I love it that much.”
“The graphics are stunning, the puzzles are fun, logical and fair, the atmosphere is incredible, the music and voice acting is wonderful... And the story is great too!”
“Wow, what a game. It was a great challenge, a beautiful world, awesome story. This really brought me back to that feeling of Myst, even more so than Obduction did. 10/10. Would love to see a sequel…”
“I see a lot of love and care put into this game, its world, and the puzzles within.”
“Great game! Puzzles are challenging, environments are beautiful and the feel of the game is just right.”
“Fantastic game, excellent puzzles, beautiful visuals, quality voice acting, and for $25? Very much a bargain.”