New screenshots and gameplay videos
During the last three months, we finally got to work on prettying COLUMNAE up a bit. Dynamic camera effects, blurred foregrounds, background details, moving steam, environment animations, fog,... Read more
Our first office, document view, new screenshots
Two months ago, the three of us finally managed to find a way to regularly work together (as in the same room, or even the same city) for the... Read more
This update will be about our own development tool, used and abused, trusted and cursed, loved and despised: Workflow Editor. Bojan has been working on it (among other stuff)... Read more
Short update + new screenshots
It's been three months since our last update here, so we thought a quick hello would be in order. We are currently working on:
- quick-travel maps
- character... Read more
On-screen text rework
Since the day we started working on COLUMNAE, four and a half years ago, we have been constantly trying to strike the right balance between innovation and old-school approach... Read more
Current state of the game - locations and rooms
It’s going well.
Since our Kickstarter campaign, the three of us had a chance to work on many different aspects of the game, and learned a lot about... Read more
Procedurally generated bureaucracy
More than a century ago, along with Deus and Columnae, Machina was constructed, with the purpose of automatically extracting underground resources, processing them, and sending them via pipes, through Columnae... Read more
Schematics-based puzzles, dependency graphs, painting textures
We have worked on a lot of stuff lately, and one of these is design of the schematics-based puzzle system. Along with the standard point & click puzzles... Read more
Just to say hello
It's almost two months since our last update so we thought it would be nice to say hello :)
There isn't much to share with you at the... Read more
Goodbye, sprites (sort of)!
As I mentioned in the previous update we had finished the basic layout and puzzles for Chapter 4 and we have started implementing them. Here's a sneak peek for... Read more
Puzzles for Chapter 4 and State Manager
we are proud to say that as of yesterday, all the puzzles for the chapter 4 (the first one to be played) have been written. Overall layout for... Read more
Time schedule + PayPal slacker backer program + game recommendations
Here is a rough estimate of the development process ahead of us (click the image for the larger version):
This should give you a rough idea of our plans... Read more
Updates, languages, Paypal, BackerKit etc.
Hello dear backers!
First of all, apologies for the delayed update! We really wanted to do one earlier, but after answering countless mails, doing an interview for a national TV,... Read more
Last 27 hours: 98% funded + Linux demo!
Update: 98% !!
Today was amazing! We want to welcome all the new backers and thank everybody once again for supporting COLUMNAE! With the help of more than 900 backers... Read more
German language version of the demo available + 80% reached!
Thanks to all the generous backers who upped their pledges as well as many new backers, we are now 80% funded! YEY! Thank you so much for your support, we... Read more
Tell ONE friend about COLUMNAE ...or buy her/him a copy for €9
We are now at 70%, with four more days to go! These past 30 days we were overwhelmed with amazing reactions from you, but also (which is maybe even more... Read more
Mac demo + Playing cards add-on
Mac version of COLUMNAE demo is finally available! Go tell all your friends! You can access it on the same address (just make sure you choose the appropriate package to download).... Read more
As you might have noticed, two generous Baronesses decided to join our campaign today! Hooray!
These two backers provided us with a much needed boost to the total funding, so... Read more
Live video stream: drawing, painting + "Ask Us Anything" tomorrow (Friday)
Jelena will continue drawing and painting the new scene tomorrow (Friday), and you can join us starting 7PM CEST / 1PM EST / 10AM PST on our Twitch channel. In... Read more
Greenlit on Steam!
We have just been Greenlit on Steam! Thanks everybody and congratulations! We spent almost 15 days on Greenlight, and we have to say we will miss all the great and... Read more
Exclusive 48-hour add-on: Your voice in the game!
We have now reached over 40% of our goal, with 16 more days to go! Congratulations everybody and thank you! To celebrate this, and to try to reach our goal... Read more
Live stream tomorrow (Friday) + T-shirt add-on
We are happy to announce that Jelena will do her first ever live stream tomorrow (Friday) starting 7PM CEST / 1PM EST on our newly created Twitch channel. She will be... Read more
History and politics of COLUMNAE
We start with great news: if you haven't already noticed, there are now more than 500 of us. Hooray! :)
Now here's one more text-heavy update. Ready?
The... Read more
48-hour offer: COLUMNAE Physical Box for €15.00 / $16.55
Hello again, dear backers!
As soon as we started this campaign, some of you asked us about physical box reward- so it might interest you that we are now... Read more
Evolution of our art style
Before we start with the main subject, a quick note: if you are reading this before 9PM July 15 EST / 3AM July 16 CEST and if you... Read more
BEWARE - FAKE COLUMNAE campaign on Indiegogo
UPDATE (of the update): IndieGoGo reacted really quickly and removed the campaign! ...and guess WHO came to the rescue? Steve!
Very quick update! Our good friend just pointed to... Read more
More about characters + Steam Greenlight
COLUMNAE is now on Steam Greenlight! So if you use it you might want to vote for us there. If we are Greenlit, all the backers (except Lamplighter) will... Read more
Update #1: 10% in less than 24 hours!
What an intense first day and a half! We never created a Kickstarter campaign before, and although we were aware it could get intense pretty quickly, we were still not... Read more