A Golden Wake Developer Announces New Game – Shardlight


Francisco Gonzalez (of Grundislav Games) announced a new game project at the Adventure Expo in London this past week entitled Shardlight, in collaboration with artist/designer Ben Chandler. Gonzalez took to the Adventure Game Studio Forums to reveal screenshots from the game, and a glimpse into the story.

lxRbIJbDue to a fatal bombing, the world has spiraled into post-apocalyptic circumstances. Resources are scarce, and strictly controlled by a corrupt government of Aristocrats. The people have been consumed by a plague that requires a vaccine to fend off; the wealthy are regularly vaccinated while the poor squalor and suffer. You follow Amy, a girl who’s never seen the world before collapse. To make ends meet, she works for Caigula – the Ministry of Energy. Her life takes a dramatic turn when she discovers a terrible secret the government is keeping, that could also be the answer to uniting the oppressed, and finding a cure to the plague.


The game will be published by Wadjet Eye Games in late 2015. Wadjet Eye also recently published Gonzalez’s first commercial release, A Golden Wake. No platforms have been specifically announced yet, but it’s safe to assume PC, Mac, and Linux based on Wadjet’s distribution of A Golden Wake.

If you’d like to find out more information about the developers of Shardlight, you can follow Gonzalez on Twitter here, and Chandler here.

Kurt Indovina is a writer and artist, with an unhealthy obsession for the graphic adventure genre. He spends his time finding games that are more or less out of the ordinary, and push the boundaries of what defines video games as a medium. His dreams and aspirations is to one day be an old woman. If you like your coffee black, the game Grim Fandango, or the show Twin Peaks, you'll get along just fine.