Following a lengthy stay in the proving grounds of Steam Greenlight, Minicore Studios' alternate history platformer The Sun At Night will debut on Steam proper come August 1.

To celebrate this release, Minicore plans to offer The Sun At Night at a 15 percent discount for its first week of availability. Normally priced at $15, those who purchase the game immediately after it appears will only spend $12.75. Before you budget the necessary funds, however, keep in mind our middling-at-best review, which claims The Sun At Night features both "bland gameplay" and an "awkward, convoluted story."

Those waiting for news on The Sky Below, the second part of Minicore's Laika trilogy, will be saddened to hear that development on that episode is now on hiatus. "[T]he team has decided to see how Steam sales of The Sun at Night go before committing further resources to that project," reads the studio's official statement.
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After nearly 400 days from our initial submission to Greenlight, The Sun at Night is officially coming to Steam August 1, 2014. Just goes to show that a little patience can pay off! To celebrate, we will be offering a 15% discount off the regular $14.99 price tag for our first week on Steam.

We are in the process of finalizing achievements, trading cards, badges, and all the other fun community aspects of having a game on Steam. We are incredibly excited to finally launch The Sun at Night on Steam and are really looking forward to seeing the community's reaction!

The development of The Sky Below, the second part of Laika's story, has been put on hold for the time being. The game was originally slated for an October 2014 release, but the team has decided to see how Steam sales of The Sun at Night go before committing further resources to that project. This means we get to shift our full attention to Murder at Mystery Manor in order to get a playable Alpha out to the public as soon as possible!

As always, any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! In the mean time, get pumped for August 1st!

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.