Elegy for a Dead World Gets Literate in Launch Screenshots

Put your reading glasses on today, PC gamers, and cozy up for an adventure quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Elegy for a Dead World has released today on Steam, and it’s here to show that writing is as important than ever.

At its core, Elegy for a Dead World is about the art of writing. In the game, players explore three different worlds while being tasked with writing about the long-dead societies and people that once lived there. With environments and locations inspired by literature heavyweights such as John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley, Elegy for a Dead World allows players to immerse themselves in mysterious places and become wholly inspired by the writing prompts provided. These writing prompts are imaginative and sure to get even the most stubborn writer ready to put their fingers to creative use. The official Elegy for a Dead world press release comments on the nature of these prompts, stating:

Explore 27 different writing challenges, through which you create narratives about the worlds you visit, from multiple perspectives. In one challenge, you play an archaeologist, uncovering clues and writing about a city’s final days; in another, you’re a thief, composing a song about searching the wreckage for valuables; and in another, you’re a bard penning a lament in rhyming couplets.

Elegy for a Dead World is not just a simple game about writing, however, as the launch screenshots below indicate. The game features beautifully designed environments that capture a certain sense of wonderment that the best works of fiction are able to do. See for yourself in the gallery.

Elegy for a Dead World is available now for PC and Mac users through Steam.


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