The name of the game is inspired by the famous Platonic dialogue Critias. In this dialogue Plato discusses the existence of a lost island in the Atlantic, referred to as Atlantis, taken from the words: “island of Atlas”. Based on a personal research started many years ago, Robert (PhD Philosophy), a scholar deeply involved in the study of ancient texts and sources, has developed the storyline of this academically accurate but at the same time fascinating and beautiful game. He combines genuine source material with imaginative worlds and play. The result is an entertaining computer game – but more than just a game – a research project regarding one of the great mysteries of Western thought unravelled before the very eyes of the gamer!
Unwritten Critias and the Lost Island is a first-person adventure game set in a realistic open world environment. The player begins the game on a mysterious island in the Atlantic Ocean. He has the choice to either begin a quest, or if he delights in exploration he can choose to roam this intriguing island and discover its many mysteries and pursue the quests later. Once one quest is completed, other quests appear, and little by little the true nature and history of this island becomes known.
The player will follow the story of Alexander Jacob Wills, a blasé scholar who has left the academia to work in the IT industry. Everything gets changed when Alex receives an unexpected proposal: to continue the research project of his grandfather, the historian Paolo Paltini, who worked as a librarian in a mysterious manor owned by Lord Gilbert Newman. The starting point of our game is precisely that moment when Alexander reaches the shore of the island where the manor is situated.
Robert and his small family team have collaborated on this project to propose a complete interpretation of the enigmatic text of Critias. With Ioan Bogdan (Software programmer & designer), his oldest son, and his second son Sebastian (Graphic & digital artist), he is trying to present to the public the results of his researches.
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