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Another cigarette tumbles into the abyss. The sun is slowly coming up, glistening in the sea of buildings below.

I look up at the stars one last time before they disappear. They don't provide any guidance. They don't give a f*ck.

I have to make this decision on my own, and very soon. Problem is, I don't know how. I've never been able to figure out why I do what I do. Not really.

No more time to think. I have to go.


Here's the deal

You are Neil Conrad, CDI agent. Awoken by the news of a murder, you rush into a case that will soon turn your life and the whole solar system upside down. Ask questions, collect evidence, and put the pieces together until the ugly truth reveals itself... or not.

No takebacks

The story branches and ends based on your actions. There's no going back. Sure, you can rush your way to the end – if you don't mind paying the price. Play your cards right, and you might make it out alive.

How far will you go?

Some questions don't have a right answer. Will you sell out a friend to protect your family? Will you endanger a loved one in exchange for public safety? Will you keep the peace or reveal the horrible, world-shattering truth?


Hungry for Point & Click Adventure?

While the classics were great in their time, Lacuna does away with the baggage of many adventure game tropes:

  • Pointing & clicking Platformer movement controls (WASD / controller)
  • Selecting all dialog options one by one anyway Non-repeating conversations and choices
  • Inventory management and counter-intuitive puzzles Immersive, story-driven mysteries
  • Pixel hunting Optional outlines on anything interactable
  • Story grinds to a halt at every puzzle can always be driven forward
  • "x will remember this" Real choices and multiple endings
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IT'S BEEN A WHILE! DO WE HAVE NEWS FOR YOU.

It's been really hard to keep our mouths shut whenever someone asked about our plans for consoles over the past few months. The truth is, we were always planning on bringing Lacuna to all major platforms eventually, but we didn't want to make promises we couldn't keep. Now the cat is finally out of the bag:

Lacuna is launching on PlayStation 4/5 as well as Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on December 21st, and on Nintendo Switch on December 28th!

The game will be the same across all platforms, but if you've been holding out for its console release or want to give it another go, treat yourself this Christmas! There will be a 20% launch discount on Xbox and Nintendo Switch as well.

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That's it for the consoles announcement. Read on or follow us on Twitter for more DigiTales-related news!


AWARD WINS AND NOMINATIONS!

In other news, Lacuna won Best Game at Game Award Saar last week! It's our state's annual awards ceremony for locally crafted video games. Our prime minister Tobias Hans himself lauded Lacuna and bestowed it with the prestigious award and the €10.000 in prize money.

Lacuna is also nominated in two categories (Best Audio & Innovation Award) at Deutscher Entwicklerpreis, one of the biggest annual celebrations of video games made in Germany. Keep your fingers crossed for us and/or come see if we win live on stream next Thursday, December 9th!

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WE MOVED! AGAIN! AND THEN WENT BACK HOME.

This September, we finally settled into our awesome new office in the center of Saarbrücken. We share the floor with a few fellow indie developers, and we couldn't be happier about our decision to move to a bigger place, especially in light of our plans to hire two more people in early 2022. Unfortunately, just a few days ago, the fourth Covid wave forced us back into home office for the foreseeable future – but we will be back!

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WE COULD GO ON...

... and we will:

  • Nominate Lacuna for "Outstanding Story-Rich Game" on Steam!
  • Vote for Lacuna in the Indie of the Year competition right here on IndieDB!
  • Check out our bundle with The Darkside Detective!
  • Visit our booth (hall 2, room 17) at the virtual Indie Game Fest!

Okay, that's it. If you want to see more frequent updates, feel free to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! We also have a community Discord server if that's your thing.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season, and we'll catch up next year!

Lacuna is Out Now on PC!

Lacuna is Out Now on PC!

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Our sci-fi noir adventure Lacuna is out now on Steam and GOG! Check it out or play the free Prologue if you're on the fence.

Lacuna Coming May 20 – Prologue Out Now!

Lacuna Coming May 20 – Prologue Out Now!

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Our sci-fi noir adventure Lacuna is coming to Steam on May 20, and you can play its first hour for free starting today!

Announcing Lacuna – A Sci-Fi Noir Adventure

Announcing Lacuna – A Sci-Fi Noir Adventure

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We are very excited to finally reveal our game Lacuna and the collaboration with our publisher Assemble Entertainment.

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Detective Game Design Problems

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Detective gameplay (or "investigation gameplay") poses a number of unique challenges centered around two main problems: the struggle between story and...

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