The beautiful thing about video games is that the creativity never truly stops. Now sure, there are plenty of copies, sequels, and games that make you wonder, “What were they thinking?” But then there are ones that defy expectations, or even just make you wonder, “How has that not been done before?” And Kickstarter is full of these kind of games. Take for example, Lona: Realm Of Colors, a game about an artist being trapped in her art, and having to fight her way out.
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That description may make you think this is an action game, or an RPG, but it’s not. It’s actually a point-and-click adventure game. One that is “focusing on art and narration instead of fetch puzzles and dialogue.”, which is very different from other point-and-click adventure games. But what also separates Lona is the setup for the story.
You see, Lona is an artist, and she paints pictures to try and relieve the pains she has in the world. But, the more she draws these pieces, the more the world changed around her, until finally she gets consumed by it. Now she’s stuck in the art, with creatures that are pulling her to two different sides of the world, and she has to try and save both to try and get out.
What’s more, these paintings are reflections and abstractions of Lona’s real life memories. So the more you play, the more you figure out what happened to Lona herself, giving you a very personal reason to keep playing. There are 15 different paintings to explore, and by the end, you may not have the same perceptions as you did walking in.
Lona: Realm of Colors is seeking $25,000, and it has until September 14th to get it. If you think this artistic adventure is one you will enjoy, then definitely go pledge to it.