Embark on a journey of discovery and inspiration in The Search - a story-driven puzzle-adventure set in a mysterious world where art comes to life!
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November 7

Announcing a new adventure game "Discolored"!



Hi everyone,

Today I'm announcing a new upcoming puzzle-adventure game I've been making called Discolored! You can head over to the Steam page to check out the trailer and to wishlist the game!

Below is a FAQ about the game:

What is Discolored about? The story is as follows:
You arrive at the end of a desert highway where a small abandoned cafe sits and a strange tower looms overhead. As you look around you notice everything has lost its color. All objects that once held vibrant lush tones of color are now a pale grey. What has caused the all the rich colors to disappear? How can they be brought back? As you explore, solve inventive puzzles, and uncover clues that restore the world back to its true colors, you’ll discover this strange place at the end of an abandoned highway has deeper secrets to be revealed.

When will it be released? Most likely the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Is Discolored a sequel to The Search?
Discolored is not a sequel to The Search, but there are some similarities. Discolored will still feature beautiful atmospheric scenery and a similar "feel" that The Search had. The style for Discolored is very minimal, which is inspired by the painters John Register and Edward Hopper.



What will gameplay be like?
Discolored's gameplay will be using FPS controls with real-time 3D graphics, similar to modern adventure games like The Witness and Obduction, not a point-and-click with pre-rendered graphics as The Search was. Pre-rendered point-and-click games are a bit more time consuming on the art side of things which is one of the main reasons I chose to go this route, but fear not, you can expect the same quality in Discolored as you found in The Search and the puzzles actually have more variety in Discolored compared with The Search! The total gameplay time will probably clock in at around an hour or so.




Like with The Search, Discolored is being developed on my own and in my spare time. I love making these games and I thank you for your support!

If you like what you see please feel free to spread the word and please consider wishlisting the game. It would be a big help since Steam uses wishlist numbers, as well as other things, to determine what kind of visibility a game gets upon launch.




To stay up to date with news on Discolored you can click on the "follow" button on the game's Steam page or sign up for the newsletter through the game's website.

I would love to hear your thoughts and if you have any questions please ask in the comments section. Thanks so much!
Jason
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Reviews

“...as a puzzle game and a solo-venture at that, there is an incredible and impressive amount of love and polish in every moment. I was surprised, repeatedly, by several clever twists and turns...I could easily and gladly exist in The Search's liminality for hours longer, in its lovingly designed and beautifully rendered levels, its gorgeous, thoughtful soundtrack, and curious, otherworldly atmosphere.”
Jay Is Games

“The game is short, about an hour or two. But it was enough to impress me. It knows what it is, and executes that well. Pleasing visuals, good music/sound, an intriguing setting/story and fresh puzzles round out this surprising little gem.”
8/10 – Doctors of Gaming

“Big experiences can sometimes come in small packages and the time that you spend with The Search will be one that you will reflect on for days after you step away from it.”
GameRaven

About This Game

Embark on a journey of discovery and inspiration in The Search - a story-driven puzzle-adventure set in a mysterious world where art comes to life!

In an unknown world, you'll search for clues about the nature of this place, as well as your own past. Guided only by the letters of a mysterious stranger, you'll find that this universe works differently from our own. It's a world in which obstacles can be overcome by your own creativity - and where art comes to life to create tears in the fabric of reality.

Who wrote the letters that guide you? What is the nature of this surreal, enchanted universe? And why were you chosen to take this journey?

Key features:

- A short, story-driven puzzle-adventure
- Uncover clues and solve inventive puzzles
- Gorgeous 3D artwork and a haunting soundtrack
- Voice acting from Cissy Jones (Firewatch, Life Is Strange)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+ 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-370M @ 2.40GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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