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Play the Chapter 1 of this game on Itch.io!

Welcome back to Castle Lunisolar...

Your name is Ronald Oaks. You work as a researcher in a history museum. Usually it's a quiet job. Your highlight of the day is getting to visit Carol Patrick at her office everyday to see what new artifact she is working on. Recently though, you've noticed that Carol hasn't been herself. She misses meetings, avoids the other employees and sometimes doesn't even come to work at all. This goes on for some time and Carol becomes more and more distant...

Five years later Carol is completely disconnected from everything outside of work..you try to encourage her from time to time, but to no avail.

You  reach the point of truly accepting this as the new normal, until one day, Carol disappears. A week passes, two weeks, but Carol never surfaces. Concerned, you finally decide to search her desk for any clue as to her whereabouts. You are surprised to find a note tucked under a piece of pottery labeled: "Oaks".

You unfold the note and your eyes immediately fall upon these words: 

The Jewels of Lunisolar.

THE GAME:

 

In The Dark: The Trials of Lunisolar, is an open world text adventure series based on our previous project: In The Dark: The Card Game.

We had originally planned for an expansion to be added to the card game, but decided that we wanted to give our mini dungeon crawler card game new life and expand upon the story we set up in our card game.

Our inspiration comes from the classic text adventure games of old; these were the pioneers of modern gaming, and we believe that this style of gaming still has its place among the titles of today.

If you're new to text adventures, they're easy to learn and play. Simply type what you want your character to do in the game and solve the puzzles the game presents. 

As you make your way through over 20 different rooms in Castle Lunisolar, you must solve the many puzzles and traps that lie within. But beware! Your flashlight is steadily losing power, charge it at the right moments; but do not disturb the deadly creatures that inhabit the abandoned castle as you do so.

A LARGER World...

In The Dark is a series of games we will be developing, it's included as part of a larger story that will connect to another one of our games: BIBLIOTEKA. Please stay tuned as we continue to provide updates on our expanded series!

START YOUR ADVENTURE NOW!

Currently you can play Chapter 1 on GameJolt and itch.io, please give it a try!

There are no graphics and only a minimal amount of sound effects. This is to encourage you to use your imagination to fill the world with how you see it to be.

And it could truly be anything at all. Enjoy!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest concern is getting our releases out on time; unforeseen circumstances and other responsibilities such as work will require us to spend more time developing. With your help and patience we hope to push and finish earlier than our reward deadlines; as we have done with our previous release In The Dark. Thank you for your support!

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    Original Card Game

    You won't get a copy of Trials of Lunisolar, but you will receive a printable copy of our original card game: In The Dark, previously funded here! Thank you!

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    Key of Embers

    You will receive a full copy of In The Dark: The Trials of Lunisolar for Windows or Mac and your name will be featured in our credits as a valued contributor! Thank you!

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    Jewel of Lunisolar

    Along with a full copy of In The Dark: The Trials of Lunisolar and your name featured in our credits, you will also receive a printable dungeon map to help you on your adventure! Thank you!

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