Elegy for a Dead World

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In Elegy, you'll travel to three worlds and write stories about their long-dead societies. You’ll lose yourself in settings inspired by the works of poets Keats, Byron, and Shelley, and use the game's system of writing prompts to help create your own masterpieces.

                                                                                  Explore 27 different writing challenges, through which you create narratives about the worlds you visit, from multiple perspectives. In one challenge, you play an archaeologist, uncovering clues and writing about a city's final days; in another, you're a thief, composing a song about searching the wreckage for valuables; and in another, you're a bard penning a lament in rhyming couplets.



The developers created Elegy to share the joy of creative expression -- ideally, they want to give non-writers an environment in which they can tell stories. With visuals inspired by Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner, the game provides a playground for individual imagination, and a community where everyone is an artist. Elegy's developers, Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal, are leaving the discussion of what art or a game is to critics, and merely asking gamers, "What will you write?"



When you've finished writing a story, share it with other players via Steam Workshop; then read others' works, and commend your favorites.

Plan a city and build a space fleet to escape a dying Earth before time runs out. You have 30 minutes to scavenge a post-apocalyptic environment to build infrastructure, grow crops, generate power, and assemble rockets to save as many people as you can.

2021-03-06

Oh! We survived yesterday! But what worlds are here to greet us on Post-Apocalypse Day as we stagger, blinking, into the light? Elegy for a Dead World is what happens when a story starts too late. When no hero appears to defeat the evil aliens, to assassinate the corrupted president, to warn the world about the impending natural catastrophe. All that remains is silence, ruins, and a morbid curiosity to know how it all went down. The game lets you walk through the ruins of three different pla...

2018-11-14

You can now export your stories to HTML. Read a story, edit it, and hit "export" to save it locally. When you export, you're taken to a folder containing the HTML and images of each page; you can open this up in your browser and optionally view the full text of your story in a single column. Upload the folder to a web server, share it via Dropbox, or zip it up and e-mail it to your mother.

2015-03-20

You can now export your stories to HTML. Read a story, edit it, and hit "export" to save it locally. When you export, you're taken to a folder containing the HTML and images of each page; you can open this up in your browser and optionally view the full text of your story in a single column. Upload the folder to a web server, share it via Dropbox, or zip it up and e-mail it to your mother.

2015-03-20

“Wander around weird worlds looking at stuff then write about that” sounds like my job, but it’s also Elegy for a Dead World. Trapped on distant and dead alien worlds inspired by Romantic poets, our intrepid explorer wanders around, wondering what happened there and how they once were. Then we write little notes for other players to read, sharing our visions. Our John quite liked the build he played back when it was Kickstarting. Elegy launched today, costing about a tenner. &#...

2014-12-10

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D card with 512MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

 

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: OS X version 10.7.5 or later.
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D card with 512MB
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

 

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D card with 512MB
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

 

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