Humble GameMaker Bundle

Humble just launched their GameMaker Bundle, which includes GameMaker Studio and 11 games made in the software, including our very own Solstice!

 

Solstice in Humble Bundle

 

The total value of all the stuff in the bundle is $1885 (GameMaker is normally rather pricey), so at pay-what-you-want, it’s a pretty crazy deal.

 

But there’s something even more awesome about it: source codes for all the games are included! If you ever wanted to get into indie game development and learn how games like Solstice are being made (spoiler: sloppily), this is some seriously great opportunity.

 

In our case, we even allow direct use of our code in your projects. Because sharing is caring, yo!

 

The bundle ends on September 21st.

Solstice is out on Steam!

Solstice on Steam
 

 

You can also get the game from us (Steam key included):

Get Solstice for Windows, Mac, and Steam.


 
 

Steam suddenly became way more snowy and mysterious, so take advantage of the 10% Launch Discount and grab Solstice now, or use the key from your download email if you bought it from us already!

 

If you played the game before, your save files will be compatible with the Steam version. Unlocked achievements will transfer as well, as soon as you enter the Rewards screen.

 

Have fun, gang! Make sure to leave a review once you’re done!

Solstice comes to Steam on March 23rd

The “Coming Soon” page is already live, so feel free to wishlist us up, guys!

 

Solstice comes to Steam on March 23rd!

 

Of course, if you bought the game directly, you already own the Steam key. It’ll just become active on 23rd.

 

Save files and everything will transfer between the normal and Steam versions. And if you’d like to unlock all your hard-earned trophies on Steam, just run the game and visit the Rewards screen.

Solstice is out!

Solstice is a dystopian mystery thriller about small personal disasters that turn into great catastrophes.

 

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Download Solstice demo:

Download Solstice OSX demoDownload Solstice Windows demo

Buy the game for $19.99:

Get Solstice for Windows, Mac, and Steam.

 

Or support us with one of the special editions:


Solstice Digital Collector's

Buy Digital Collector’s Edition for $29.99:

Get Solstice Digital Collector's Edition.

Solstice for PC, Mac and Steam + downloadable extras:

  • Original Soundtrack (remastered high-quality MP3s + FLAC)
  • A full printable Solstice playing cards set
  • 46 pages-long “Making of” art book in PDF format
  • 3 large printable posters
  • 10 wallpapers

 


Solstice Digital Collector's

Limited to 60 copies! (less than 50 left!)

Buy Limited Edition for $70:

Get Solstice Limited Edition.

The full contents of Digital Collector’s Edition + physical goodies:

  • A set of 54 Solstice playing cards in a plastic box
  • A physical copy of the “Making of” art book
  • A set of A5 high quality Solstice prints
  • Hand-written thanks from the team
  • Shipping details and hi-res pics

 


Solstice is about nothing more complicated than people from different places, with different stories to tell. That’s not risky. That’s interesting.

-The Mary Sue

What I love about Solstice is how it deals with people and their usually understandable motives, instead of combining items that most mystery adventure games do.

-Indie Statik

The aesthetics are gorgeous and make the world feel more alive than similar games can claim, but its real strength is in its storytelling.

-IndieGames


 

 

A magnificent city in the middle of a frozen wasteland, cut off from the world by raging blizzards. Inhabited only by a small group of misfits, who either can’t or don’t want to leave for the dead winter season.

 

When the local madman goes missing, an ambitious doctor on a contract and a mysterious young woman, who arrived with the last dog sled caravan, start questioning the true nature of the city’s splendor…

 

Why it’s cool:

  • Two protagonists with different perspective and conflicting goals.
  • A cast of complex, diverse characters. And everyone is hiding something!
  • An ancient, overwhelming city. The silent culprit behind all events.
  • Beautiful painterly artwork by illustrator Gracjana Zielinska.
  • Hundreds of player choices and secrets to uncover.

 

Press kit

 

System requirements:

WINDOWS:

Should work on anything with at least 512Mb RAM

 

MAC:

Intel Macs with at least OS X 10.5

 

Solstice special editions info and pricing

With Solstice coming out this Thursday at a reasonably high chance of not being delayed by another two years, let’s talk about the various available editions and their pricing.

 

 


Solstice

 

The basic edition of the game contains:

  • Solstice for PC & Mac (DRM-free)
  • Key for activating the game on Steam

 

Price: $19.99

 

Note: Steam key becomes active only after the game lands there in April.

 


Solstice Digital Collector's

 

Solstice for PC, Mac and Steam + downloadable extras:

  • Original Soundtrack (remastered high-quality MP3s + FLAC)
  • A full printable Solstice playing cards set
  • 46 pages-long “Making of” art book in PDF format
  • 3 large printable posters
  • 10 wallpapers

 

Price: $29.99

 

Printing: All extras are print-ready and Gracjana included a short document with tips on how to do it best.

 


Solstice Limited Edition

 

The full contents of Digital Collector’s Edition + physical goodies:

  • A set of 54 Solstice playing cards in a plastic box
  • A physical copy of the “Making of” art book
  • A set of A5 high quality Solstice prints
  • Hand-written thanks from the team

 

Solstice Limited Edition content

Click for hi-resolution version.

 

Price: $70

Limited to 60 copies!

 

Delivery: We’ll be mailing the physical merchandise manually, so it’s likely to take a few weeks. Any shipping costs are included in the price. Digital extras and the game itself are available instantly upon purchase, of course.

 

Pre-order upgrade: We’re going to have an upgrade option for pre-order owners who would like to get the merch without having to re-buy. Please email me at tom@moacube.com if you are interested. Preferably before the launch, so I can reserve a copy for you.

 


 

 

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Solstice trailer and release date!

Hold on to your warm blankets! Solstice is coming out on February 11th!

 

Like our new trailer?

 

That includes the collector’s and limited editions, of course, and we’ll update you regarding their pricing and delivery soon.

 

Steam release will follow sometime in April, though buying the game from us gets you a key anyway. You’ll just have to wait a bit before it becomes active.

 
 

(Ps. I think I deserve some credit for not using “Winter is coming” anywhere in this post, despite the overwhelming temptation to do so.)

The Solstice pre-release is ON!

As soon as Solstice development creeped into November, we realized we’ll have to wait for the holidays to end before even considering a public release. But we also wanted to give pre-order owners something to play during those long winter nights.

 

And tonight is the longest night of all – the winter solstice!

 

Solstice pre-release

 

Which is another way of saying Solstice is out for all pre-order owners!

 

Check your inboxes! Also, as promised, we’ve upgraded all your purchases to Digital Collector’s Edition!

 

This has been a long and harrowing project. Probably the most difficult in our careers. But it may as well resulted in our best game to date, filling us with an equal measure of anxiety and excitement, to finally be able to show it to a larger audience. We really hope you’ll like it!

 

Just please note that, while we and our play testers put a lot of effort into making sure everything works fine, this is the first semi-public release. If you encounter any problems, just drop me a line at tom@moacube.com. Same if for some reason you haven’t received your copy.

 

Have fun, guys! And Happy Holidays!

Solstice Collector’s Edition content

With the Solstice launch so close, we’re ready to announce the contents of our Collector’s Edition. Because, yes, it’s going to be a thing!

 

Or two things, actually. We’ve prepared a Digital Collector’s Edition with plenty of cool downloadable extras as well as a super-exclusive Limited Edition with actual physical goodies!

 

Solstice Limited Edition content

 

Digital Collector’s Edition includes:

  • The game (DRM-free & Steam)
  • Original Soundtrack (high quality MP3s + FLAC)
  • A full printable Solstice playing cards set
  • 46 pages-long “Making of” art book in PDF format
  • 3 large printable posters
  • 10 wallpapers
  • Plus some instructions on how to best print it all

 

Limited Edition (60 copies only!) features:

  • The game (DRM-free & Steam)
  • Original Soundtrack (high quality MP3s + FLAC)
  • A set of 54 Solstice playing cards in a plastic box
  • A physical copy of the “Making of” art book
  • Hand-written thanks from the team
  • A set of A5 high quality Solstice prints
  • Plus all the Digital Edition contents

 

The cards and the art book we’re particularly proud of. They really came out great and the print quality is really top notch!

 

We also have a little surprise for all pre-order owners. We know it’s been a long wait and we fully expected you to come to our door one day, pitchforks and torches in hands. But instead you’ve shown us incredible amounts of patience and support. As a token of our gratitude, we’re going to treat all pre-orders as if they were Digital Collector’s Edition purchases.

 

And when do you get to play the game? No date seems more fitting than the actual winter solstice at December 22nd. With public release to follow somewhere after the holiday craze is over (more news on that soon).

Solstice pre-orders are now closed

We’re one week into the final playtests of Solstice and it seems like a good moment to close pre-orders for the game. Thanks to everyone who supported us by getting the game early! We hope it’ll be worth the wait!

 

 

The tests are going well though it’s a lot of hard work still. So far, we’ve got over 100 reports with bugs, feedback, and general impressions. Compared to Cinders, we’re seeing far less language issues (hiring Cara as our editor was a great idea!), but the game is still pretty buggy, especially towards the end.

General feedback is overwhelmingly positive, though, which is frankly something our entire team really needed after those three years. Thanks, guys!

 

We’re still undecided on the official release date, but pre-order owners can expect to get their copy soon.

Solstice is done! Final tests begin!

Hold on to your seats, guys! We’ve finally finished Solstice and are ready to start that one last round of play testing! It honestly feels quite… unreal.

 

Galen can't believe it too

 

If you volunteered to be one of the testers, you should get an email with download links and some instructions soon. And yes, we’re still looking for more help, so drop me a line if you pre-ordered the game and would like to give it a spin.

 

As for the launch date, we frankly walked ourselves into a corner of end-of-the-year major sales and releases, and we’re not sure what to do about it yet. One thing is certain, however: pre-order owners will get their copy as soon as possible, regardless of our final decision on this. We may also have another nice surprise coming for you along the way, so watch this space!

 

So hey! That Solstice! It’s almost out. Some crazy three years this was, eh?