New Developer Diary Shares Inspiration Behind Journey for Elysium

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Journey for Elysium is a brand new VR mythology adventure that is currently under development by Mantis Games and is being published by Cronos Interactive. The publisher of the title has released a brand new developer diary of the game which offers a behind-the-scenes of their upcoming narrative-focused virtual reality game Journey for Elysium.

Starting from today and until the game is released, both the developer and the publisher have decided to release a series of dev diaries along with articles that will detail the development process of the game through classical Greek and Roman mythology. The first video of this series is called ‘Genesis’ and is not out which discusses the origins of the project and the inspiration behind its art, design, and technology.

Along with the video, the developers have also shared a companion article titled ‘Origins’ which details even more information about the founding of Mantis Games and the creation of their first-ever project, Journey of Elysium. You can head over to the official site and check the article ‘Origins’ to see how the studio came into being and how they started working on their first project.

Journey for Elysium is a story-driven VR game which is heavily inspired by Greek and Roman mythology. Players step into the shoes of an unnamed hero who has passed away and finds himself on a boat in the Underworld. The hero appears to be trapped between life and death and must try everything to reach Elysium.

There will be a different number of increasingly elaborate twists and challenges and the hero will also discover more about his past as he travels through the Underworld. The game features a very unique art style and the game is set in a black and white color scheme. Since the complete game is playable in VR, it offers a very unique experience.

More features of Journey for Elysium include:

  • Puzzles: Journey for Elysium brings back the excitement of classic adventures games of the ’90s and revamps them for a new era. Solve an increasingly complex range of puzzles, challenges, and tests to move the story forward.
  • A lot to discover: immerse yourself in a rich world, grounded between history and myth. Explore breathtaking environments and unravel surprising facts of the Classical antiquity. Connect with all your senses to this VR storytelling experience.
  • Mechanics: travel on the river Styx and explore the underworld with the rowing mechanic, the most important traveling method in the game. This natural way of transportation is also very comfortable and immersive, whilst being seated or standing.
  • Two modes: when you are not rowing, you can experience two different ways of moving around thanks to the Comfort or Immersive modes.
  • Art style: enjoy the black and white art style inspired by the paintings of Gustave Doré. The high-contrast art style fits best in recreating the desired atmosphere of the underworld. In addition, you will find golden highlights here and there, which will guide you further along the way.

Journey for Elysium

For more about Journey for Elysium, check out our coverage of the gameplay trailer, launch trailer, release date announcement, developer diary showcasing the game’s unique visuals, video detailing the game’s lore, and the developer diary detailing gameplay mechanics.

Journey for Elysium will be released in Q4 2019 on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift systems.

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