Game release: “THE LONGING” (PC)

Studio Seufz‘s and Application Systems Heidelberg‘s adventure game THE LONGING is a unique take on real-time waiting and exploring.

There once was a king who presided over an underground kingdom, but as his powers declined, he has fallen asleep and will only wake in 400 days. Now it’s the king’s last servant, a Shade, who has to wait for his awakening and decide how to spend the time.

Today the discussion of how long a game should be in order to justify its price has become rather tired, as there are some people who simply rush through it to finish a storyline and some people who explore every nook and cranny to get the most out of their playtime. THE LONGING has a very different approach to game design, as it runs 400 days in real-time. Even if one decides to stop playing for a while, time passes and the environment changes, e.g. one can reach formerly inaccessible areas with spiderwebs that have formed over time. One can either explore the cave system or stay in one’s underground living room, reading classic literature. It’s an exercise in patience or curiosity: Should one leave the comfort of one’s known surroundings or stay there, following the king’s instructions?

Application Systems Heidelberg knows how to pick unique games and there’s certainly nothing quite like this contemplative indie adventure that offers various ways to play it, including different endings and secrets. The game is out now on PC.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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