Elegy for a Dead World – Walkthrough/Review

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What is it?

Elegy for a Dead World is indie developer Dejobaan Games’ new “game about writing fiction” – a side-scrolling exploration game in which you travel to dead and distant planets to craft your own stories about the civilizations that once inhabited them. You then share your stories with other explorers, whose own journals are published for mutual perusal/review.

As game premises go, it’s certainly a novel one! But, I must admit I was initially skeptical. In fact, my knee-jerk reaction was pretty similar to Bart’s after a visit to the dentist:

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Still, as more details surfaced about the game, I became increasingly curious.

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“Video games are going to completely take over storytelling in our society.”

last-of-usI think video games are going to completely take over storytelling in our society. Video games are not a fad. They are absolutely a narrative form and a medium that is already evolving and recognized as a narrative form…

– Guillermo del Toro

Image from The Last of Us.

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