A very enjoyable demo. I think it's going to be my favorite from LudoNarraCon.
A downloadable game for Windows
Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure game within a magical storybook. You play as both the reader of the book and its main character, Luka.
Something strange is happening at the old warehouse, and Luka and his friends seem to be the only ones taking notice. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate!
While helping Luka investigate the strange goings-on in Beacon Pines, you’ll collect special golden charms, each with a word engraved on it. These charms can be used at certain turning points in the story to fill in a blank word and drastically change everything that follows.
As the book's reader, you’ll navigate the story’s turning points using The Chronicle: an interactive story tree that branches and grows along with your choices. Exploring one set of events can unlock new charms to use on another branch, leading you to jump back and forth between entirely different versions of the story in order to unravel the mysteries at the heart of Beacon Pines.
|Updated||10 hours ago|
|Tags||Animals, Cute, Funny, Mystery, Narrative, Time Travel, weird, Word game|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Gamepad (any)|
|Links||Steam, Homepage, Twitter, Kickstarter|
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I absolutely loved playing the demo! The art is so cute and enticing. Love the story, the characters and the vibes. Can't wait to play the full game. Do we know the release date yet?
Thank you! We're on the verge of determining a release date, so keep an eye out on our twitter or discord for that announcement in the near future :-)
I love it so far. I like the sad and friendly aspects of it while there's a lot of mystery in it. I got really spooked at the green puddle part with Beck.
will there be a linux version when this releases on steam??
This game looks way too fun. Watched FatsackFails stream the demo. So much potential!
I just came to tell you I really enjoyed the demo. I am hooked and can't wait for the game to be released!
I loved the demo! Glad that we don’t have to wait much to get the game.
A little feedback that maybe has been addressed already:
- It’s awkward that Luka smiles while in his father’s grave, contrary to his portrait.
- Some characters reuse phrases even if it looks out of their personality, like reusing “the name is”.
Probably already pulished, the game is a masterpiece, I was so surprised! Can’t wait.
oh my WORD. this game is so cute! I can't wait to see it completed! the demo alone is an absolute treat!
I'm no furry but I'm about to be. I love it and I can't wait for for this game to take my money
I am absolutely IN LOVE with this game. If the demo is just a taste of what's to come then you've got me hook, line, and sinker.
As you meet the other characters and learn how the story is meant to progress the mood changes with each page and you find yourself on a rollercoaster filled with all kinds of emotions. And, seriously, don't even get me goin on the art style..I mean..just look at it!
I really can't wait for this game ..
This was an absolute treat to play! The characters and writing were fantastic, and I'm pretty enamored with the story so far. But the art is what impressed me the most, everything is just so pretty. The charm mechanic is super interesting, and I love how easy it is to go back to different points to make new decisions! Definitely looking forward to a full release of this, props to the developers!
Fun video, thanks for checking it out!
I am very excited for this. Cannot wait for the full release to come out. Btw, Love your art! <3 Stay safe and take your time too.
Gave it a cute let's play, gameplay can be found here. Love the art and the characters that make me want to pinch their cheek like I'm some kind of grandma
Thank you for checking it out!
Sweet game, what a great start ! Visuals are awesome !
The story is intriguing, i'm eager to know more !
The music is nice but a bit heady, though.
It looks so interesting.I can't wait to see the full game!
Can't wait to see what's in store. ✨
Amazing game with really amazing mechanics. Really loved it. The artwork is beautiful and the story just keeps you engaged! Amazing work!!
really good artist~~~~~i love it
Just played the demo and wishlisted the game right away! Not only is the artwork absolutely lovely, but I found myself grinning and marvelling at a lot of little touches, animations and dialogue. There was a sense of child-like wonder, where everything felt new, vibrant and wondrous. Something about the characters and writing made me want to take the time to imagine their voices and intonation in my mind. From the music to the animations, it’s all very charming and makes me want to take the time to appreciate the details and wander around. I’m very impressed :)
I will look forward to a Linux release! Until then, I found a single typo, when speaking to the mother near the fountain: "a dusty old warehouse is no a place".
Thank you so much for the kind words. One more vote for Linux makes it even more likely to happen! And thanks for letting me know about the typo :-)
I can translate your game into Spanish, if you wish.
Thanks for the offer. At the moment, we're still not sure how translations will work with the game mechanic. But I'll keep that in mind :-)
I just played the demo after seeing this comment, so I kept an eye out for this (as a translator myself). I can definitely see the Charms causing issues in other languages due to the way they can be used as nouns, adjectives or verbs and in various idioms. Even with the same meaning, several languages can’t just insert a word into a sentence as is done here without needing context-specific declensions and changes to the words around them.
It’s a shame that this is probably an unsolvable problem. It’s one thing to adapt idioms and puns, but the requirement for a single, catch-all word makes this mechanic very much tied to the original language (not to mention the visual cues tied to each Charm that might not make sense in all languages).
Be very wary of anyone who claims they can make it work without substantial changes to the game’s logic!
you didn't reach the dance goal this is so sad ;-;
There's still 18 hours left, there's a good chance we'll hit it!
Played the Demo and it was a really positive surprise. Definitvly a game on my radar now
Love how the story is going so far when I played the demo! The characters are adorable and the artwork itself is amazing! Keep it up I am looking forward to how the story ends. :)
Sweet demo & charm mechanic. It should be very interesting going back a lot to experiment with different charms. :) Also, congrats on passing the KS goal & unlocking two stretch goals already. I'm sure the narrator goal will be surpassed too.
I put this cat on my wallpaper: 3
I absolutely adore this game! The art style is amazing!
guess ill wait till the full game is out then ill SLAM my money into my pc
What a lovely game! Only played long enough to decide to back the Kickstater, so as not to spoil any more of it! Looking forward to sitting down and playing the complete game when it's ready <3
Is there a way that this could work on chromebook? I tried lots of things and either I had to pay, or I could just wait till its on chrome, or wait for it to load till THE DAY I DIE!!! I'm only 10 for the love of pete!!! *(clears throat embarressedly)* Back to the point. (Also, I know embaressedly isn't a word, I'm just too lazy to correct it.) Again, is there a way?
Hey, sorry for your frustrations. I don't have access to a chromebook, so I don't anticipate I'll be able to get a build working on chromebook. However, there's a better chance that in the future we may bring the game to a cloud platform like Stadia or Luna, in which case it should work on just about any computer.
Hi, i love the artwork!!.
i need help cuz am stuck with this guy wearing yellow suit live in something factory need help!
Try using the Chronicle to go back to the conversation with Roxy (Rolo's sister)
I love it!!
estara en español?
It started a bit slow and I felt like it needed a run button. But as I got to the strange man in the bio suit and figured how the charms worked I was hooked!
Beautiful art too!
The art style is gorgeous, and the story and game play is interesting. I hope the game gets more attention.
First of, The artwork on those characters were very special. Their expressions to the way that they interacted with other folks was really what made me get immersed into the story.
So hats off to you and soon to be launch of this on kickstarter.
Here's my playthrough (several endings) for all to explore!