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Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SOEDESCO
Developer: Kyodai
Release Date: Sept. 6, 2018

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'Elea' (ALL) Early Access Update Based On Community Feedback

by Rainier on June 20, 2018 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT

Elea is an interactive storytelling adventure inspired by the work of the classic 20th century sci-fi authors.

Elea is a surreal sci-fi adventure game in which you play as space scientist Elea. Among other themes, the Elea narrative will examine human existence and identity in the context of interstellar travel and the wake of the omniscient A.I.

In 2073, Earth was struck by a horrid childhood disease and Elea’s husband Ethan joined an expedition to colonize Solace, a habitable exoplanet, to save humanity from extinction. The interstellar ship he was on, Pilgrimage, went radio silent shortly after it reached planet Solace.

Thirteen years later, Elea joins a recovery mission on research starship RSS Recovery to investigate the faith of the expedition. What follows is a wondrous journey through space where she encounters phenomena beyond human grasp.

Sci-Fi adventure Elea has received its sixth major Early Access update.

The game has been in Early Access since end of April, which has already resulted in an abundance of useful feedback from the community and previewers. The developers have taken this feedback very seriously and have implemented several significant improvements, as well as hundreds of bug fixes. 

Marten Buijsse, Community Manager at SOEDESCO is pleased with the progress, stating: “Since the Early Access launch we have received a lot of community feedback and we’re very happy that so many people wanted to pitch in and help. The game has made great progress in these few months, but we’re not done yet! For the remainder of the Early Access period we will continue to update the game in accordance with player feedback, all the way until we have a perfect version 1.0.

Fixing the flow
An important point of feedback from the community, that inspired one of the first updates, was to create better flow by increasing the movement speed. Also, to improve the clarity of the game and to make it feel more intuitive, numerous hints and objectives have been added. Additionally, a brand new hint system was introduced, giving the player more detailed objective information.  A “how to play” help screen has been added to guide players as well, accessible from the settings menu and at the start of the game.

Graphical improvements
Another major improvement is that the FPS limit has been improved, now enabling up to 120 FPS, making the game run even more smoothly. Also, better screen space reflections have been added, in order to improve the graphical performances and make the surreal world of Elea look even more gorgeous.

The final version of Elea - Episode 1 is releasing this summer for Xbox One and PC.

Key Features:

  • Immerse yourself in the fully explorable and beautifully created fictional world of Project Elea. Claustrophobic old-school space environments alternate with beautiful vistas and highly detailed interiors thanks to Unreal Engine 4.
  • Project Elea offers a rich and unsettling narrative, inspired by the books of classic Sci-Fi authors like Stanislaw Lem, Arthur C. Clarke and Frank Herbert.
  • Interact with almost anything in the game; solve logical puzzles, including periodic physically based distractions.
  • Expect the unexpected on this curious journey through outer space

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