Despite its melancholic name, there’s nothing mournful or sad about Elegy for a Dead World, an inspiring, visually charming serious game to explore your writing creativity and unleash your inner Shakespeare.
PopCannibal and Dejobaan Games’ Elegy for a Dead World is a great example of how serious games can fire players’ creativity. In times when games are also valued because of the ‘decision’ they give to players, this one give you the whole package: you write the story.
You start the game choosing between three worlds in ruins to create the story of what they once were. They’re based on British romantic era poems: Ozymandias (Percy Bysshe Shelley), Darkness (Lord Byron) and When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be (John Keats). Then you choose between writing sets (a little guide for your story) and the game will give you sentences to fill the blanks. Of course, you can erase them and write all by your own or just pick a blank state from the beginning. All the stories can be saved and shared with the community.
Elegy for a Dead World is an unseen method to mix serious games and storytelling. You may think that you are conditioned by the images of the worlds you explore, but the only limit is your creativity. You can buy Elegy for a Dead World at Steam.