Elegy for a Dead World turns players into poets



Dejobaan has a reputation for crafting obnoxiously titled, outrageous games such as AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! and Drop that Beat like an Ugly Baby, but Elegy for a Dead World is different. Created with Girls Like Robots developer Ziba Scott, Elegy is a soft-spoken, experimental game that has players observe the ruins of lost civilizations and write down their histories to share with the Homeworld, the Steam Workshop. There, players can compare notes and rate each other's stories, poems and thoughts, Indie Games reports.

Elegy is inspired by classic English Romantic poetry, and its three worlds pull from the works of Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. Dejobaan recently entered Elegy into IGF 2014, eventually slated for PC and Mac on Steam. Sit down with some poetry in its first teaser trailer and sole screenshot below.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.