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"COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction" is a non-linear point & click adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world and developed by Belgrade-based Moonburnt Studio.

Aside from the classic point & click adventure features, COLUMNAE introduces the concept of retrocausality which along with non-linear nature of the gameplay allows the player to affect not only the future but also the past of the main character and the world surrounding him. The game is divided into eight chapters, but the order of playing them is not chronological. Depending on the actions the player chooses within each chapter of the game, yet-to-be-played chapters are placed in an appropriate "version" of the past or the future.

COLUMNAE is set in a world ruined by a gradual environmental catastrophe that left the surface of the Earth uninhabitable. The story is focused on a society descended from people who couldn't afford to inhabit the "city in the clouds", called Deus, when the ecological disaster was imminent. Deus is a closed town built upon gigantic metal pillars - Columnae. Beneath them, a huge underground machine, called Machina, was constructed with the purpose of automatically extracting and processing resources and sending them via pipes through Columnae and into Deus. The society now living inside the columns settled there in an attempt to escape the lethal environment on the surface after Deus was locked down. Since then, they had no contact with the inhabitants of Deus, and they are parasitizing on the resources coming through the columns. But the people living there are far from innocent themselves - power struggle, corruption, lies, political manipulation and poverty are all present among the citizens of Columnae.

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Great news! COLUMNAE Kickstarter capaign has now reached its €40,000 goal! The game has also been Greenlit on Steam. With less then 15 hours left to back this project, it's perfect time to get the game for €13 (~$14).

Don't forget that we now have German and English versions of the demo you can try, as well as Mac and Linux builds available! Donwload them from the campaign page.

Playable demo, Kickstarter campaign and extended video

Playable demo, Kickstarter campaign and extended video

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Download playable demo, watch extended trailer with explainer, support us on Kickstarter and vote for us on Steam Greenlight!

The history of COLUMNAE and other updates

The history of COLUMNAE and other updates

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The detailed past of the world is revealed in the latest Collective update.

COLUMNAE is now on Square Enix Collective

COLUMNAE is now on Square Enix Collective

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We've launched our Collective campaign for COLUMNAE and introduced some of the main characters.

COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction – First trailer!

COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction – First trailer!

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The first trailer has been launched today showing you the atmosphere of the game and different environments that are present.

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These screens look gorgeous! Definitely gonna track this!

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