|Writer(s)||Daniel Matthew Poszmik|
Quern Undying Thoughts is a first-person puzzle game currently under development by Zadbox Entertainment. It was recently Kickstarter funded. The studio currently consists of four developers. The game will be released on Steam and has been Greenlit by the community. Release date TBD
The goal of the of the developers was to capture the mood and essence of the Jules Verne novels, combine that with magical, fantasy elements and place them in a game. This universe is a structured system of worlds all connected to each other. The player assumes the role of a person, who has been trapped in one of these worlds which is a mysterious island surrounded by oceans as far as the eye could see. He finds himself in front of an entrance to a deserted ancient city.
The player receives guidance from two different sources, which are both mysterious in completely different ways. One of them is a scientist, who talks to the player through letters, which are factual, rational - written with a logical approach. The other one is an ancient spirit, who makes connection with us through visions, and gives us guidance about the spirituality of the island.
The player soon finds out that these two guides have conflicting opinions about the island’s mysteries. They both demand us to understand Quern, but while the professor wants us to experiment with the environment and manipulate it, the spirit asks us to observe and be a part of it, without physically changing anything. The letters we find contain direct instructions and answers, whereas the visions raise questions, so we find out the answers ourselves. It is up to the player to decide which guide they want to follow, but sooner or later, they must make a permanent choice.