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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brno, Czech Republic – December 18th, 2013 – CBE
software announces J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars as the final name
for the successfully crowdfunded adventure game, J.U.L.I.A.:
Jan Kavan, CBE software director, explains the reasoning behind
the name change:
“When I came up with the idea of launching a small
crowdfunding campaign for J.U.L.I.A., it was focused on adding some
enhancements and tweaking a few things which could have worked
better in the original game. So the name J.U.L.I.A.: Enhanced
Edition seemed appropriate. However after raising three times more
than we asked for, we were driven to create an entirely different
With different and more detailed gameplay mechanics, reworked
story and ramped up visuals, simply adding the words
“Enhanced Edition” no longer made sense.
We turned to our backers and asked about their opinions on a new
name for the game and the result is a title we and our backers are
very happy with. I also believe that the name better reflects the
science fiction theme of an adventure game set in space and the
heart of our story."
About J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars
J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars is narrative driven adventure game
which is being developed due to overwhelming support from a
successful crowdfunding campaign.
The story centers on Rachel Manners, a 35 year old
astrobiologist. She is a member of an elite group of scientists,
chosen to embark on one of the most critical missions ever
conceived on Earth. Now Rachel is alone, orbiting an unknown
planet. Her only companions are J.U.L.I.A., the space probe’s
artificial intelligence and Mobot, a huge reconnaissance robot.
Together, this unlikely trio will explore the mysteries of this
solar system. But are they prepared for what they will find?
The game is controlled through various computer interfaces and
all the visual feed is delivered back onto the space probe through
the built-in cameras of Mobot – a highly sophisticated
Players get to explore, analyze, interact with many ingenious
high tech devices and piece together a gripping story while
traveling to planets within the range of a solar system of
The game will be released in 2014 for PC, Mac and Linux and will
be available as a digital download on STEAM and other
More information about J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars is available
About CBE software
Cardboard Box Entertainment was originally founded in 2006 by
Jan Kavan and Lukas Medek, a creative and independent developer duo
from the Czech Republic. CBE software has a clear mission: To bring
strong stories to life and explore new possibilities beyond the
traditional gameplay paradigm.
In the past, CBE software has released Ghost in the Sheet,
J.U.L.I.A., J.U.L.I.A. Untold, Vampires!, Crazy Vampires and
Boredom of Agustín Cordes.
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