After spending some time on Indiegogo J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars has at last seen its release on Steam, with Linux and Mac versions being available by the end of September 2014.
For anyone looking for a well-designed, puzzle heavy space adventure, look no further: J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars is out now and waiting for you on the cold edges of space.
J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars is a remake/revamp of the 2012 point and click adventure game J.U.L.I.A., with extensive expansion to a lot of the game’s storyline and concepts. The team behind the original used Indiegogo to crowd fund the game’s upgrade, and if user response so far is any indication, it was money well-spent. Fans of the original are saying that Among the Stars’ upgrades add significantly to what many already considered an incredible exercise in narrative storytelling, and those who are experiencing the game for the first time seem to be finding J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars to b an immersive, engrossing experience.
In J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars players take on the role of Rachel Manners. The last surviving member of her exploration team, Rachel is lost on the fringes of space, her ship orbiting a strange alien world. Rachel’s only companions left are a work robot and J.U.L.I.A., the AI that runs her ship. Between the three of them they must explore the world beneath them, finding answers to what has happened, and, with any luck, a way to survive. To do so players will navigate a world filled with puzzles, questions, and clues to the world’s history, all navigated with a simple point and click interface reminiscent of adventure games of the past.
J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars is available now for anyone running Windows on their PC through both Steam and the developer CBE Software’s own website, the latter DRM free. The team behind the game are planning to have versions available for both Mac and Linux by the end of the month as well.