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From the makers of STASIS comes a post-apocalyptic adventure game set in a world you have never seen before.
From the makers of STASIS comes a post-apocalyptic adventure game set in a world you have never seen before.
From the makers of STASIS comes a post-apocalyptic adventure game set in a world you have never seen before.
4,472 backers pledged $138,457 to help bring this project to life.




We're exited to reveal that BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION will feature our largest environment art yet. In STASIS the backgrounds were 1280 x 720. We further increased the resolution of CAYNE to 1920 x 1080.
DESOLATION will feature 7680×4320 scrolling backgrounds. Our hero won't be locked into a small area and can now explore the beautiful landscape, unhindered.


An example of the larger scrolling environments can be seen in Witherberg.

Fully Zoomed Out
Fully Zoomed Out

The frontier town of Witherberg is a well known meeting place in the post-apocalyptic Savannah. Nestled on the edge of the desert, known locally as the Old Woman's Womb, this is home to hunters - that harvest the parasitical worms that infest the sandy wasteland. 

This mix of diverse cultures is reflected our design that includes exotic cloth and bright colors that form the souks and market place.

The fishing village has elements inspired by the Nigerian settlement of Makoko, which is a floating fishing village in Nigeria. Wooden stilts push each structure above the ground, and hold them perilously over the edge of a huge ravine. 

The wooden structures of the buildings are filled up with scraps of metal to create sturdy walls - while several structures have textile coverings to allow airflow, to make the inhabitants as comfortable as possible while being protected from the elements.

Animated Cloth
Animated Cloth

Thanks again for the support!

Take care,

Chris & Nic

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    1. BigD on July 10, 2017

      This game keeps looking better with each update. No surprise given your track record!

    2. Acid on July 6, 2017

      Beautiful Desolation is looking good, i hope wasteland 3 has this much detail.

    3. Josiah1221 on July 5, 2017

      Stunning! Beautiful work guys, the level of detail is just astonishing! Keep up the great work :)

    4. nitrium on July 5, 2017

      Looks fantastic. After a number of Kickstarter duds that made me stop backing anything, this one is renewing my faith.

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      leri greer on July 5, 2017

      Gorgeous, absolutely great :)

    6. Daniel Miller
      on July 5, 2017

      That reminds me, I still need to actually play Cayne...

    7. Radon on July 5, 2017

      I wanna stress what Strako said.
      Oh, and it´s looking very promising---we´ve been waiting for a long time to see a title that pushes Prerendered-Iso-Graphics where they belong: At the peak of VideoGameGraphics!

    8. Tomimt on July 5, 2017

      It would be, indeed, nice to see a full-scale render of a location. Those details look absolutely fantastic.

    9. Ricardo Giuliano Garcia on July 5, 2017

      Woooooow nice job!!! its amazing.

    10. Christopher Dargel on July 5, 2017

      After STASIS and CAYNE I had no doubt that this would be great, too. So with every coming update I'm just more and more sincere about that :) Keep up the great work, I am thrilled to see what's coming next!

    11. Mark Clerkin
      on July 5, 2017

      Oh wow these look amazing - can't believe the LOD in these environments!! Plus the story detail around Witherberg and its dwellers is fantastic!
      Great work guys. Even more psyched for the game now. :-D

    12. Christopher Bischoff 2-time creator on July 5, 2017

      Hey Strako - thats a great idea. We are still working on the image, so maybe in a future update?
      Thanks David.

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      Strako on July 5, 2017

      Looks great as always - it would be nice to get a highres/original resolution image, just for us backers maybe :)

    14. david vacek on July 5, 2017

      You doing awesome work! Love the visuals and mood in your games! Lot of work behind it that speaks for itself. Can't wait to walk around!

    15. Christopher Bischoff 2-time creator on July 5, 2017

      Thanks Guys!

    16. Christoph Zürcher on July 5, 2017

      Beautiful stuff as usual, thanks for sharing!

    17. Agent Provocateur
      on July 5, 2017