Thursday, 19 December 2013

J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars - When Crowdfunding Makes a Real Difference

Brno, Czech Republic – December 18th, 2013 – CBE software announces J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars as the final name for the successfully crowdfunded adventure game, J.U.L.I.A.: Enhanced Edition. 

Jan Kavan, CBE software director, explains the reasoning behind the name change: 

“When I came up with the idea of launching a small crowdfunding campaign for J.U.L.I.A., it was focused on adding some enhancements and tweaking a few things which could have worked better in the original game. So the name J.U.L.I.A.: Enhanced Edition seemed appropriate. However after raising three times more than we asked for, we were driven to create an entirely different game. 

With different and more detailed gameplay mechanics, reworked story and ramped up visuals, simply adding the words “Enhanced Edition” no longer made sense. 

We turned to our backers and asked about their opinions on a new name for the game and the result is a title we and our backers are very happy with. I also believe that the name better reflects the science fiction theme of an adventure game set in space and the heart of our story." 

About J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars 

J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars is narrative driven adventure game which is being developed due to overwhelming support from a successful crowdfunding campaign. 

The story centers on Rachel Manners, a 35 year old astrobiologist. She is a member of an elite group of scientists, chosen to embark on one of the most critical missions ever conceived on Earth. Now Rachel is alone, orbiting an unknown planet. Her only companions are J.U.L.I.A., the space probe’s artificial intelligence and Mobot, a huge reconnaissance robot. Together, this unlikely trio will explore the mysteries of this solar system. But are they prepared for what they will find? 

The game is controlled through various computer interfaces and all the visual feed is delivered back onto the space probe through the built-in cameras of Mobot – a highly sophisticated exploration device. 
Players get to explore, analyze, interact with many ingenious high tech devices and piece together a gripping story while traveling to planets within the range of a solar system of Salia. 

The game will be released in 2014 for PC, Mac and Linux and will be available as a digital download on STEAM and other platforms. 

More information about J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars is available at 

About CBE software 

Cardboard Box Entertainment was originally founded in 2006 by Jan Kavan and Lukas Medek, a creative and independent developer duo from the Czech Republic. CBE software has a clear mission: To bring strong stories to life and explore new possibilities beyond the traditional gameplay paradigm. 

In the past, CBE software has released Ghost in the Sheet, J.U.L.I.A., J.U.L.I.A. Untold, Vampires!, Crazy Vampires and Boredom of Agustín Cordes. 

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