“A text driven first person adventure game...”
July 18, 2018 9:12 AM   Subscribe

Under a Porcelain Sun [YouTube] [Video Game Trailer] is a first-person adventure set in a surrealist colonial India. It’s about two thieves searching for the mythical city Kayamgadh. Along the way, they’ll encounter castles of glue, wax people, and other strangeness. It comes from a studio in India called Oleomingus and will be out this summer. [via: Kotaku]
posted by Fizz (16 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
That looks gorgeous. PC only? Hope it makes its way onto some consoles.
posted by Ashwagandha at 9:14 AM on July 18, 2018

PC only for now but it looks like a really interesting walking simulator.
posted by Fizz at 9:24 AM on July 18, 2018

I am utterly enchanted! Can't wait to play this!
posted by Krazor at 9:39 AM on July 18, 2018

ooooooo, that looks awesome
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:58 AM on July 18, 2018

Myst but about colonialism's victims? Sign me up.
posted by lumpenprole at 10:03 AM on July 18, 2018

"Text driven"?
posted by neuron at 10:13 AM on July 18, 2018 [2 favorites]

I think that means its more about finding clues in the world via books/text. It has a walking simulator feel to it where you solve puzzles and read things.
posted by Fizz at 10:19 AM on July 18, 2018

The artistic style looks really cool! I am interested in the story concept.

This is one of those trailers where I have difficulty getting a sense of the gameplay. So I will stay tuned to find that out.
posted by GladysKnight at 10:48 AM on July 18, 2018

How does this differ from a Museum of Dubious Splendors? It seems to share a lot of its art and environments from that previous title. Are the two games set in the same world?
posted by Nossidge at 10:50 AM on July 18, 2018

Nossidge, I'm not too sure how they're connected. They do have separate steam store pages, hmm.
posted by Fizz at 11:08 AM on July 18, 2018

Venturebeat had this to say in December:

For the last three years, Indian indie studio Studio Oleomingus has been crafting its first game, a post-modern fairy tale called Somewhere. It’s gifted the internet with occasional peeks into its magic realist world of stories within stories, notably with the interactive parable Timruk and the delightfully weird conversation-generator Menagerie. This weekend, it plans on releasing a new short PC demo called A Museum of Dubious Splendors, which will be available on its Itch.io page. Next year, it’s also releasing a two-hour game called Under a Porcelain Sun.
posted by juv3nal at 3:41 PM on July 18, 2018 [3 favorites]

This is my first comment about games on MeFi. It does look interesting. The 11th guest was an old favorite and I haven't any interest in fast action games. I cannot process that fast.

One thing, did I see blatant toothpaste product placement or is that just me?
posted by Altomentis at 5:14 PM on July 18, 2018

I can't read it to be able to tell if it's a fictional brand or not, but yeah there's toothpaste (that's from Museum of Dubious Splendors but given the apparent asset reuse I would expect it to be the same)
posted by juv3nal at 5:44 PM on July 18, 2018

The toothpaste is Colgate with the name Devanagari (the script used for Hindi)—so I'm going to assume it is some kind of comment. Needless to say, it's a very common toothpaste and label, although I'm not sure whether I've seen it written in Devanagari and can't find any photos.
posted by Stilling Still Dreaming at 9:03 PM on July 18, 2018

This looks really interesting; I'll be watching for it!
posted by zompist at 9:13 PM on July 18, 2018

Looks interesting. Will definitely play this game.
posted by Vaibhav.seo at 12:30 AM on July 19, 2018

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